Dozens of Officials Arrested After Blast at Rally in Ethiopia
The number of officials detained in connection with a bomb attack at a rally in Addis Ababa has reached about 30, the Addis Standard reports, quoting state television. Senior security and civilian officials are asserting that the incident is being treated as an "assassination attempt" on the life of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
VOA, 25 June 2018
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Security personnel escort Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (in green shirt) off the stage.
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