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Three killed in attack on Ethiopian church

Three people were killed and at least four injured by alleged security forces in an attack on a church in southern Ethiopia Saturday amid growing tensions within the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, one of the oldest Christian institutions in the world.

An archbishop has urged members to wear black during the three-day Fast of Nineveh beginning Monday to protest against a “government-supported coup attempt” to overthrow the Holy Synod.

Two Orthodox Christian youths and a woman were reportedly killed by regional special forces in an attack on St. Michael Church in the Shashamene area of the country’s largest geographic region of Oromia, the church-affiliated Tewahedo Media Center said, according to Agence France-Presse

The town lies about 150 miles south of the nation’s capital Addis Ababa.

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