Doctors in Addis Ababa say five people were killed and at least 13 wounded when opposition supporters clashed with police in renewed protests over the May 15th elections.
Physicians at the Black Lion Hospital say the dead were shot in the chest during the clashes with riot police in the Mercato area of the city. Journalists say security forces prevented them from talking to the wounded or seeing the bodies.
A government spokesman blamed the opposition for the violence.
At least 40 people have died in violence since the May elections. The opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) has maintained the elections were rigged.
The opposition won 109 seats in Ethiopia's 547-member parliament but has been boycotting the body's lower House because of the dispute over the election.