By CARA ANNA
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses say Ethiopian military airstrikes have hit the capital of the country’s Tigray region and killed at least three people, returning the war abruptly to Mekele after several months of peace.. The airstrikes on Monday came days after a new military offensive was launched against the Tigray forces who have fought Ethiopian and allied forces for nearly a year. The state-owned Ethiopian Press Agency, citing the air force, reported that “communication towers and equipment” were attacked. Tigray and areas of fighting in the neighboring Amhara and Afar regions are under a communications blackout, challenging efforts to verify information.