Ethiopia says it detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

Ethiopia says it detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks
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  • calendar-gray 22 September 2019

Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who were planning to carry out attacks in the country on various targets including hotels, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Some of those arrested were carrying out intelligence work including photographing potential targets, the National Intelligence Security Services (NISS) said in a statement read out on state-affiliated broadcaster Fana.

“The group was ... preparing to attack hotels, religious festivities gathering places and public areas in Addis Ababa,” NISS said.

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