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Ethiopia: machete attack

An Ethiopian Christian suffered deep wounds to the back of his head when he was attacked while alone in his home by a group of local Muslims with machetes on 16 July.

World Watch Monitor

The attack left the 27-year-old man needing life-saving surgery. The man – who, for security reasons, cannot be named – was attacked in Hirna, a rural town 400km east of Addis Ababa. His local clinic referred him to the hospital in nearby Asebeteferi, who in turn sent him to Adama, where a doctor operated on his wounds. Although he is still unwell, the surgery stabilised him enough to be taken elsewhere for more specialised treatment.