Ethiopia border region attack 'kills 80'

Maggie Fick

More than 80 civilians have been killed in an attack in the Benishangul-Gumuz region on Ethiopia's border with Sudan, the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says.

"We have received information that over 80 civilians have been killed in yet another massacre," Aaron Maasho, a senior advisor at the commission, told Reuters on Wednesday.

The region where the attack occurred borders Sudan.

More than 220 people were killed in an attack last month in the same region.

Maasho did not say who might have carried out the attack.