Ethiopia’s forces shoot at, detain UN staffers in Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government says its security forces shot at and detained United Nations staffers as they tried to reach part of the embattled Tigray region. A senior official tells reporters the U.N. staffers were to blame because they “broke” two checkpoints to go to areas where “they were not supposed to go.” He says the staffers have been released. The shooting occurred amid soaring frustration among humanitarians as aid is still not freely reaching the Tigray region more than a week after the U.N. and Ethiopia’s government signed a deal for access. Ethiopia’s government is making it clear it intends to manage the process.