Tuesday, 22 November 2016

CHECH REPUBLIC: Czech Tourists Attacked In Ethiopia

A group of six tourists from Slovakia and four from the Czech Republic was attacked while traveling in southern Ethiopia on November 7, news site iDnes reported with confirmation from Czech Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Irena Valentová.

A group of six attackers threw rocks at their vehicle, then shot and killed the group's Ethiopian driver and guide. The attackers then robbed the tourists at gunpoint.

None of the Czechs were hurt but one of the Slovaks suffered injury. All of the Czechs have since safely returned home, Ms Valentová confirmed.

Ethiopia has not been known for such attacks, this is a new phenomenon probably due to the current fluid political situation.