African Union welcomed the statement from the rebels as the Ethiopian government had previously announced readiness for peace talks.
Ethiopian government officials were not immediately reachable for comment but officials at Ayder Referral Hospital say the midnight strike near Mekelle general hospital caused casualties.
The Ethiopian government accuses the TPLF of launching an attack and "destroying the truce," while the rebels claim the military began a “large-scale” offensive towards southern Tigray.
Ethiopia's peace committee says it has drawn up a "peace proposal" to try to end the war that erupted in November 2020, but Tigray rebels dismiss the call as "obfuscation".
Addis Ababa again fills reservoir for its huge dam on Blue Nile river, announces PM Abiy –– a process that continues to irk downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.
Oromo Liberation Army denies its fighters killed over 400 Amhara civilians, the East African country's second-largest ethnic group after the Oromo.
Parliament's announcement comes as African Union calls for a probe into killings in Oromia state's western area, where OLA rebels are accused of killing hundreds of people.
Abiy Ahmed and Abdel Fattah al Burhan meet on the sidelines of a regional conference in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
"Citizens living in the Qellem Wollega zone of Oromia state have been massacred," Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed says, vowing to "eradicate" Oromo Liberation Army.
PM Abiy Ahmed announces formation of a working group led by deputy PM that "will study how we will conduct talks" with Tigrayan rebels to end nearly two-year conflict in Africa's second-most populous nation.
The announcement comes a day after the Ethiopian government declared a surprise truce to enable humanitarian access to Tigray and "pave the way for the resolution of the conflict" in the north of the country.
Set to be the largest hydroelectric scheme in Africa, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is expected to boost Addis Ababa’s electricity power supply.
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