The Ethiopian government on Monday, April 20, 2015 disclosed that there would be a three-day national mourning for the Ethiopian Christians killed by Islamic State militants in Libya.
The Communications Minister, Redwan Hussein, told AFP that the mourning period would commence on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 after its official launch by parliament.
According to the state television, flags would fly at half mast during the morning period.
A viral video released of the ISIS militants showed a masked fighter brandishing a pistol while threatening Christians to convert to Islam.
While condemning the killings, Addis Ababa disclosed the efforts made by their embassy in Egypt to confirm the exact number of people that were killed as well as their identities.
Hussein said, “Many of them were Ethiopians, even though we don’t know the exact number yet.”
He added that there are slim chances for the recovery of the bodies of the victims.