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Afar region in northeastern Ethiopia Bjaúbha attract European tourists, despite the difficult geographical nature and seriousness of security (French)
Announced in Addis Ababa that five foreign tourists were killed in the remote Afar region in northern Ethiopia in the late Monday night, including tourists from Germany and Austria, and two were seriously injured, while another managed to escape without unharmed.
The Ethiopian government has accused Eritrea of arming, training group, who said she crossed the border into Ethiopia and attacked the tourists.
A Western diplomat said that the Germans were among a group of foreign tourists who were killed in the shooting, which occurred late Monday night, did not confirm the total number of deaths.
In Vienna, the Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Peter Launsky Teventhal that about 22 tourists from different European nationalities may be among those attacked.
RebelsAddis Ababa says that the Afar region frequented by Ethiopian rebels regularly cross the border with Eritrea, Eritrean rebels and there are also gangs in the area at certain times.
He said the Ethiopian government spokesman Bereket Simon told Reuters: "a group of foreign tourists in the late hours of Monday evening for an attack by gunmen on members of the group trained and armed by the Eritrean government. It is the usual terrorist activity of the system there."
There was no immediate comment from the Eritrean authorities often Eritrea says Ethiopia is "fabricating" lies to distort the image.
A spokesman for the German Foreign Office in Berlin working with the German Embassy in the Ethiopian capital to find out exactly what happened.
The volcanoesThe only foreigners who dare to go to the remote Afar region of the difficult nature are researchers and a few of the organizations of humanitarian aid workers and tourists who visit the Argonauts geographical wonders such as low Aldnakl, which is more temperature regions of the world, and the ancient salt mines and volcanoes in the region.
According to a media report in Germany that the tourists who were attacked were in the vicinity of the volcano Arta Ali, one of the most active volcanoes in Ethiopia.
Also states that the location of the German Foreign Ministry on the Internet carries a government warning to the Germans of the work of armed robbery and other risks in the region around the volcano Arta Ali.
The Ethiopia and Eritrea has Tharepetta on the border during the period from 1998 to 2000 has fallen victim to have about 70 thousand people from both sides in the conflict still continues.
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