Drunk Policeman Kills Colleagues

A drunk police officer has shot dead two of his colleagues in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The police man who fired on his colleagues under the influence of alcohol at the time was also shot dead, state media said quoting the Federal Police Commissioner Zeynu Jemal.

Zaynu made no mention of any possible ethnic motivation behind the shooting, which comes after an escalation of the ethnically-charged violence in Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, residents said roads in the central district of Bole where the shootout occurred were initially blocked off, but calm seemed to have returned to the area as at press time.