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Ethiopia official: UK tourist accidentally shot

December 26, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian official says a British tourist was shot dead by accident in Ethiopia’s northern city of Bahir Dar.

State Minister at the Government Communications Affairs Office, Shimelis Kemal, said police in the area have told him that a local resident who was on his way to renew the license for his AK- 47 accidentally fired his rifle and killed the British national.

Shimelis said the suspect in the Wednesday killing has been apprehended and is under investigation.

Ethiopia’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Abdulfatah Abdullahi, said the incident is not related to terrorism or organized crime.

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