In Addis Ababa, the chief of staff of the national security forces, Seare
Mekonnen, was fa- tally shot by his bodyguard.
Later the same day down in Addis Ababa, 300 miles to the south, the Ethiopian Army chief of staff, General Seare
Mekonnen, and a retired general with him, were killed by a bodyguard.
Caption: Prime minister Abiy Ahmed mourns chief of staff of the national security forces, Seare
Mekonnen, who was assassinated in June.
The Amhara region, which is north of Addis Ababa, one of nine provinces in Ethiopia and the second largest region in the country witnessed a coup attempt two weeks ago which resulted in killing the Ethiopian Military Chief of staff, General Seare
Mekonnen, by his own bodyguard.
Several hours later, the Chief of Staff of National Defence Forces General Seare
Mekonnen was killed in his home by his bodyguard in Addis Ababa as part of a plot to seize power in the northern region of Amhara.
Tigray was the home of the national army's chief of staff, Seare
Mekonnen, who was shot dead in Addis Ababa alongside another general from the region by his bodyguard late on Saturday.
According to the Ethiopian government, the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian defence forces, Seare
Mekonnen was among the five senior regional and federal government officials confirmed dead.
Quelques heures plus tard, ce fut au tour du General Seare
Mekonnen, le chef d'Etat Major de l'armee ethiopienne, d'etre assassine, a son domicile, par son propre garde du corps, arrete peu de temps apres les faits.
Mekonnen was assassinated at his home in Addis Ababa, and a retired army general visiting him was also killed, the spokesman said.
Later that evening in what appeared a 'co-ordinated attack', army chief Seare
Mekonnen, and a retired general who was visiting him, were killed by his bodyguard, said a government spokeswoman.
"Several hours later, in what seems like a coordinated attack, the chief of the staff of the national security forces Seare
Mekonnen was killed in his home by his bodyguard in Addis Ababa." Also shot dead was a retired general who had been visiting him, Billene added.