Legesse Tulu, a government spokesperson, told The Associated Press that the airstrike hit a Mekele site used by Tigray rival forces to repair and make weapons. According to him, the site is part of a Mefsin Industrial Engineering compound that was also struck last week.
Nahusenay Belay, a Tigray spokesperson, denied that the airstrike struck a military target. He said that it struck a "civilian dwelling," killing six people and injuring more than twenty. He said that three children were among those who died.
Ethiopia's government claims that airstrikes were limited to military targets. However, Tigray forces claim that they targeted civilian facilities such as clinics and factories.
Despite international appeals for a ceasefire, fighting is still ongoing in Ethiopia's neighbouring Amhara region.