U.N. talks to Ethiopia over 'alarming' report that shots fired at U.N. team

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United Nations is 'engaging at the highest level' with Ethiopia's government over 'alarming reports' that a U.N. team was shot at in the country's war-hit Tigray region, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.

Reuters December 09, 2020 00:10:47 IST
U.N. talks to Ethiopia over 'alarming' report that shots fired at U.N. team

UN talks to Ethiopia over alarming report that shots fired at UN team

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United Nations is "engaging at the highest level" with Ethiopia's government over "alarming reports" that a U.N. team was shot at in the country's war-hit Tigray region, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.

"These are alarming reports and we are engaging at the highest level with the federal government to express our concern and avoid any such incidents in the future," said Dujarric, adding that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had spoken with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday.

He said there were four people in the U.N. team who were doing an assessment of roads in the area for aid deliveries.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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