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Ethiopia: 29 people injured in a grenade explosion

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — In Ethiopia, nearly 30 people were injured as a result of the bombing of a rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Arab News portal said Sunday, February 23.

The incident occurred in the city of Ambo, located about 100 km from the capital Addis Ababa.

“As a result of the bombing at the rally, 29 people were injured, of whom 28 received medical assistance and were sent home,” said Aras Merdas, a senior Ethiopian police officer.

According to him, law enforcement officers detained six people who are suspected of organizing the attack.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali led the country’s government in 2018, and a year later became a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The prize was awarded to him “for the initiative to resolve the cross-border conflict with Eritrea”, which lasted from 1998 to 2018.

The conflict killed 350 thousand Ethiopians and more than 370 thousand Eritreans.

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