2019 Amhara Region coup d'état attempt
|2019 Amhara Region coup d'état attempt|
Factions of the Amhara Region's Peace and Security Bureau
|Amhara Regional state government|
|Commanders and leaders|
Brig. Gen. Asaminew Tsige †|
(Director of the Peace and Security Bureau)
(Aide-de-camp to the Chief of Staff)
|Casualties and losses|
On 22 June 2019, factions of the security forces of Ethiopia's Amhara Region attempted a coup d'état against the regional government, during which the President of the Amhara Region, Ambachew Mekonnen, was assassinated.
A bodyguard siding with the nationalist factions assassinated General Se'are Mekonnen – the Chief of the General Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Force – as well as his aide, Major General Gizae Aberra.
Asaminew remained at large for 36 hours after the attempt. The state media confirmed that he was shot dead by police near Bahir Dar on 24 June, while several of his alleged co-conspirators have been detained.
References[change | change source]
- Menberework, Binyam (10 April 2018). "ANDM and OPDO turned against their master but both follow diverging paths". Addis Standard. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
- "Alleged Ethiopian coup mastermind shot dead after 36-hour manhunt". i24 News. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
- "Internet shutdown in Ethiopia amid reports of attempted coup". NetBlocks. 2019-06-22.