The government announced a full-military funeral to be held on Wednesday in Bahir Dar [File: Karel Prinsloo/AP Photo]

Ethiopia held a day of mourning on Monday in the wake of a failed coup bid in the country’s Amhara region that saw the killing of five senior officials.

Flags in the capital Addis Ababa flew at half-mast after a day of mourning was announced on state television.

“All of us will remember the people who lost their lives for our togetherness and unity,” a television announcer said, reading a statement from parliament speaker Tagesse Chafo.

“It is a sad day for the whole nation. We have lost people who were patriotic. They are martyrs of peace.”

The Amhara state has declared three days of mourning after

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