Ethiopia: Two Somalis killed in explosion in Addis Ababa in what appears to be a failed terror plot

Posted on October 17, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Conflicts, Expatriates Killed, Terrorism

The New York Times reports that two Somali men killed in a bomb blast were believed to have been plotting an attack in Ethiopia when they accidentally blew themselves up, Redwan Hussein, Ethiopia’s minister of information, said on Monday. The explosion took place Sunday afternoon as thousands were gathering in the capital, Addis Ababa, to watch a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Ethiopia and Nigeria. Security officials found grenades, a revolver and explosives at the scene, Mr. Redwan said. He characterized it as a terrorist plot but said it was not yet clear who was behind it. The Shabab militant group, which claimed responsibility for last month’s attack on a Kenyan shopping mall, carried out a pair of bombings in Uganda during the broadcast of the World Cup final in 2010. Read article

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