Ethiopia has been left reeling after apparently co-ordinated attacks last week in northern Amhara state [Michael Tewelde/AFP]

Ethiopia held a memorial on Tuesday for the army chief of staff who was assassinated along with four other senior officials during a failed coup bid at the weekend.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who survived a grenade attack at a rally in his honour last year, sat in the front row at the memorial and wiped tears from his eyes with a white handkerchief.

The coffins of army chief of staff Seare Mekonnen and a retired general, both shot dead on Saturday by Seare’s bodyguard in the national capital Addis Ababa, were wheeled into the hall, draped in Ethiopian flags.

Ethiopia has been left reeling after apparently

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