British geologist shot dead in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Gunmen in Ethiopia have killed a British geologist working for state-run Malaysian energy firm Petronas and two soldiers protecting him, an Ethiopian government spokesman said on Friday.The Briton died in the shooting on Monday near Danot town in the Warder zone of eastern Ethiopia, the British Embassy in Addis Ababa said.”Bandits ambushed a vehicle and shot and killed Englishman … Jason Reid, and two army servicemen,” government spokesman Shimeles Kemal told Reuters. “They were not rebels. They were mere bandits.

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