Addis Ababa: Ethiopia condemned “the barbaric and cowardly attack” on October 6 against the Tadjourah regiment of the Djibouti army in Garabistan.
In a statement issued through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Ethiopia conveyed “its deepest condolences and condolences to the families of the bereaved, injured and missing, as well as to the people and Government of the Republic of Djibouti.”
He also said that the federal government stands in solidarity with the government and people of Djibouti “at this difficult time and expresses its full readiness to work closely with the government of the Republic of Djibouti to address the scourge of terrorism in the region.”
The Djibouti Ministry of Defense said that seven soldiers were killed in the armed attack on Saturday, October 6, which also wounded four soldiers; another six are reported missing.
The Ministry blamed the attack on “Armed FRUD”, a rebel group splinter from the Front for Restoration and Democracy, which claims to fight for the interests of the Afar people. The Ministry accuses the group of carrying out “heinous and criminal acts of terrorizing and looting people in remote areas of the country.” Reinforcements were sent, he said, and “the chase is on.”
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, for his part, promised that “all these scoundrels will be prosecuted, arrested and brought to justice.” WHAT