Six Under Investigation for Grenade Attack in Ethiopian Capital, 2 Dead

June 24, 2018 Updated: June 24, 2018

ADDIS ABABA—Ethiopian police said on Saturday six suspects were under investigation for a grenade attack that killed two people and injured around 150 at rally in support of new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa earlier in the day.

“Six suspects are currently under investigation for involvement in the attack,” the Federal Police Commission said in a statement.

The attack was launched moments after 41-year-old Ahmed, a former soldier who took office in April, finished his speech to tens of thousands of people gathered in the center of Addis Ababa.

“I’m so sorry to learn that we have lost another Ethiopian victim of yesterday’s attack who was in ICU at Black Lion Hospital,” Health Minister Amir Aman said on Twitter on Sunday. “My sincere sympathy and condolences to the family, friends & all Ethiopians.”

 

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