Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed escapes grenade attack that kills one

Updated:1 month, 3 weeks ago IST

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Jun 23 (ANI): Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital that killed one person and left scores wounded. The attack was launched by an unidentified assailant moments after the Prime Minister finished his speech to tens of thousands of people gathered in the center of Addis Ababa. Addressing the nation on television shortly after the blast and still wearing a green t-shirt he was handed at the rally, Abiy said the attack was an “attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united.”Abiy took office after his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, resigned in February following protests in which hundreds of people were killed between 2015 and 2017.

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