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Muslim gangs tried to storm Ethiopian police station

Tigrai Online, Oct. 23, 2012

Four people, including one Ethiopian police officer were killed in South Wello Zone in Eastern Ethiopia on Sunday 22, 2012.

The incident late on Sunday occurred after postponed elections were held in the town of Gerba in the Amhara region, and sparked by the arrest of a protester who attempted to disrupt the vote, government spokesman Shimeles Kemal said.

"His supporters, armed with machetes and handguns, tried to have him released by force," he told Reuters.

"In the ensuing conflict, three members of the extremist group who tried violently to break in the prison were shot dead by police officers."

Shimeles said one police officer was also killed while two others were wounded during the scuffle.

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