Air raid kills dozens in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, say witnesses

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    Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in an air attack on a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.

    Health workers in the village of Togoga told The Associated Press news agency that more than 80 civilians were killed.

    They also alleged that soldiers blocked medical teams from travelling to reach the scene.

    The attack comes amid a conflict in Tigray that began in November.

    It is still not known who carried out the attack.

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