Idd al-Fitr prayers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa were disrupted after gunshots and teargas rocked a gathering of tens and thousands of Muslim worshippers.
The incident occurred outside the international stadium in the heart of the capital, where prayers were scheduled to celebrate the Idd al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Ramadhan fasting month.
Unable to gain access because the stadium was full, some worshippers began to pray outside, in Meskel Square.
‘Not a Christian-Muslim clash’
A member of the Addis Ababa High Council of Islamic Affairs told AFP details about what happened next were sketchy.