Eritrea, Ethiopia: Border incident
leaves three Eritreans dead
Friday, 30 July 2004 - The UN mission in Eritrea and
Ethiopia reported yesterday that there was a shooting incident On 22nd July at
the Grat Mariam village near Shilalo in Sector West of the Eritrea/Ethiopia
border in which three Eritrean Militiamen were killed.
“The deceased have since been buried”, added the report.
“During preliminary investigations into the incident by UNMEE, the
Eritrean authorities alleged that Ethiopians were involved in the shooting,
however the Ethiopian authorities have denied any involvement”.
“UNMEE has been unable to substantiate any of claims made by
either side”, said the report further.
Source: UNMEE media briefing notes
29 Jul 2004