Radio Erena: 27 March 2015
The news that Ethiopian Air Force bombed the Eritrean Gold-mine site of Bisha and the military base of May Edaga has been confirmed untrue.
The attack, which took place on the 20th of March, was actually confirmed to have been executed by unidentified individuals or group.
The news of the attack by the Ethiopian Air Force was first published by the Sudanese Al Sehafa newspaper and that many Eritrean and Ethiopian news networks have been distributing this unverified news.
Radio Erena, however, has been reserved from disseminating the news while it was trying to verify the news from its sources.
Our sources were able to verify that no foreign fighter jets did infiltrate the Eritrean air zone on the 20th of March.
Landmines were used in the attacks in two locations at the Gold mine site. No damage was reported on one of the locations except for producing a combination of dust and smoke in the air while the second one was said to have sustain partial damages.
The Canadian mining company – Nevsun Resources, which excavates at the site, described the bombing attack as vandalism that has no effect on production. Nevsun also said that all its employees are safe.
Although our sources couldn’t verify the magnitude of the damage in the attack that happened at a military base in a small town of May Edaga located near Decamare, they said the base sustained some damages by the explosion that was felt by the residents of Decamare.
No Eritrean opposition group has came forward and taken any responsibility for the attacks as of yet.