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U.N. plane forced to abort landing in Ethiopian city of Mekelle due to government air strike -sources

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A United Nations humanitarian plane was forced to abort its scheduled landing on Friday in the regional capital of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia due to a government air strike, two humanitarian sources in the country said.

The sources spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The government confirmed earlier that it had conducted an air strike on Friday, the fourth day of aerial bombardments on the city of Mekelle this week as fighting has intensified between central government and regional forces. (Reporting by Addis Ababa newsroom Writing by Maggie Fick Editing by Catherine Evans)

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