An Ethiopian Afar rebel group, ARDUF, on its January 21 Military Communique squarely blames the killings of five European tourists on the Woyane troops and says Eritrea has nothing to do with it.
By Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front,
On Monday (16.01.2012) our forces killed 16 Ethiopian soldiers and wounded a dozen of them in a battle when the Ethiopian forces opened fire on our patrolling unit near the Arta-Ale Volcano in a place called Xoxom.
It was in this battle that the 5 European nationals were killed. We regret the death of those innocent civilians. ARDUF would like to convey its sincere condolence and sympathy to the families and relatives of dead peaceful tourists. Continue reading European Tourists Killed by Ethiopian Troops: ARDUF