At least 166 people were killed in Ethiopia in clashes, which this week happened in this country in connection with the murder of musician and political activist, Chakalua of Hundessa. This was announced on Saturday by Agence France-Presse (AFP), with reference to the chief of police of the state of Oromia Girma Galama.

"the unrest in the region has killed 145 civilians and 11 members of the security forces," he said.

Another ten people, including two policemen, were killed in the capital, Addis Ababa.

"was seriously injured 167 people," said Girma Helama, adding that held a thousand arrests.

According to him, among the 166 dead, only one man was killed by security forces, and all other victims of communal violence.

A group of young people began June 30, to gather in cities in the state of Oromia in Addis Ababa, after it became known about the murder on the eve of Chakalua of Hundessa. In some places riots and clashes, which continued until the evening of 2 July.

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed July 3, stated that the violence during the three days was an attempt to provoke the country’s civil war. As the head of the government, this attempt "stopped".