Ethiopian EUFF Rebels Bombed Adigrat Prison, Freed Political Prisoners

The Ethiopian Unity and Freedom Force (EUFF) Rebel group claimed responsibility for the attack

By Getahune Bekele,

The ruling minority junta in Ethiopia has suffered the first real taste of what is to come, on Wednesday 31 October 2012 when a powerful explosion flattened the heavily guarded maximum security prison in the heart of the iron curtain province of Tigray, the late genocidal tyrant, Meles Zenawi’s home province.

The notorious Adigrat prison has been home to more than 1300 key political prisoners detained during the 2005 nationwide anti Zenawi uprising.

According to several reports, more than 40 political prisoners have escaped and the death toll currently stands at 14. 

According to the EUFF spoksman, most inmates were Kinijit supporters arrested from Gonder, Gojjam, Addis Ababa and other parts of the country during a brutal government crackdowns in the aftermath of the 2005 elections.

The town’s emergency service used bulldozers to pull out bodies from the debris. The number of the injured is still unknown.

Furthermore additional reports coming out of the devastated town revealed that all 18 wardens on duty have died in the explosion.

The Ethiopian Unity and Freedom Force (EUFF), a crack guerrilla group which attacked the town of Metema last April 2012 have claimed responsibility.

The dramatic EUFF attack also exposed the ruling junta’s tactic of holding political prisoners 900 kilometers away, where it reign supreme.