Ethiopia gunmen kill five foreign tourists in Afar
Five foreign tourists have been killed in Ethiopia in an attack by unknown gunmen in the northern Afar region.
(BBC NEWS) Addis Ababa - German, Belgian, Italian and Hungarian nationals were among them, government official Bereket Simon said.
Two Europeans were also said to have been abducted in the attack, along with an Ethiopian policeman and a driver.
Eritrea has vehemently denied Ethiopian government accusations that it backed the gunmen involved.
The remote Afar region is regarded as a haunt of both Ethiopian and Eritrean rebels.
Ethiopia and Eritrea have been bitter adversaries since their 1998-2000 border war.