Police in Ethiopia uncovered a tomb with at least 200 bodies along the border between the ravaged Oromy and the Somali regions, state media reported.
A mass grave was found during an investigation by a former Somali region administrator who is facing allegations of human rights violations and conflicts, Fana Broadcasting Corporation said on Thursday, citing police officials.
He did not give any further details.
Abdi Mohammed Omer was forced to resign on August 6 and was arrested several weeks later after the outbreak of violence in the capital, Jijiga.
Judicial groups routinely accused his administration of abuses such as torture, while some witnesses claimed to have ordered paramilitary actions for civilians in the neighboring province of Oromia after ethnic conflicts there in September last year.
The region was present for decades of violence, while the government fought against the secessionist National Liberation Front of Ogaden, before both parties signed a peace agreement last month.
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