Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s army chief of staff Seare Mekonnen was shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television. Dressed in military fatigues, Abiy made the announcement after the government earlier said it had put down a coup attempt in the autonomous Amhara state.

“The coup attempt in Amhara regional state is against the constitution and is intended to scupper the hard won peace of the region,” the government said in a statement. “This illegal attempt should be condemned by all Ethiopians and the federal government has full capacity to overpower this armed group.”

Source: Oman News Agency