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Ethiopia’s former foreign minister killed by military after refusing to surrender

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Ethiopia said its military killed three members of the Tigray region’s former ruling party, including former Ethiopian foreign minister Seyoum Mesfin.

Five members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front were captured and the three killed after they refused to surrender to the military, the government’s task force for Tigray said on Twitter.

Seyoum was Ethiopia’s foreign minister from 1991 to 2010.

Phone and internet connections to the Tigray region are down and access to the area is strictly controlled.

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