Incident Date
28 October 2021
Mekelle, Mekelle, Mekelle
Mekelle, Tigray
Civilians reported killed
6 - 10
(5 of which who are named)
Reported Perpetrator
Ethiopian National Defence Force
Civilians killed in an airstrike by Ethiopian forces.
An airstrike in a residential area killed at least 3 people, wounding 21 others. The Ethiopian government confirms the attack, but says it hit Mesfin Industrial Engineering, claiming that it is a factory where military equipement was stored. The spokesperson of the Tigray government released a statement saying that among those who killed were 3 children and several other people were injured when the attack destroyed houses in a residential area. A doctor in ayder told Reuters that 10 people were killed in the airstrike and 21 injured were being treated in the hospital.
Tariqua Kebede , 45, female
Million Teshome , 13, male
Teshome Mesfin , 45, male
Natnael Biniyam , 5, male
Gidey Gebreselassie , 45, female