Ethiopian mastermind of failed coup shot dead

A view of the square in front of the National Theatre of Ethiopia where the national flag is half lowered as the nation mourns in Addis Ababa on June 24, 2019. PHOTO | EDUARDO SOTERAS | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Ethiopian security chief suspected of planning failed coup in Amhara has been shot dead as he attempted to escape from his hideout.
  • The death toll from two attacks rose to five Monday, as flags flew at half-mast on what was declared a national day of mourning.

Ethiopian police have shot dead a security chief suspected of orchestrating a deadly bid to overthrow the regional Amhara government, with possible links to the murder of the army chief.

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