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Gunmen in western Ethiopia kill at least 34 people in bus attack, rights body says

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NAIROBI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Gunmen in western Ethiopia killed at least 34 people in an attack on a bus on Saturday night, the national human rights body said on Sunday, as fears grow of a security vacuum in the country amid a military campaign in the north.

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said the number of people killed was likely to rise after what it called a "gruesome" attack on the passenger bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.

“The latest attack is a grim addition to the human cost which we bear collectively," Daniel Bekele, commission head, said in a statement. (Reporting by Nairobi newsroom Writing by Maggie Fick Editing by Frances Kerry)