Ethiopian Authorities Arrest Four Over Hotel Bomb Attack

Ethiopian authorities have arrested four suspects in connection with Sunday’s bomb attack at a hotel in Harar.

Harari Regional State Police Commissioner, Nesri Zekerya, said that the four suspects are being investigated.

“Police are monitoring the situation closely,” the statement added.

Eight people were injured after a bomb exploded inside the hotel in the capital of Harari Regional State, regional Police Commissioner said.

The explosion happened on Sunday night as Ethiopians across the country were celebrating the Easter holiday.

Four of the eight victims were treated for minor injuries and returned home immediately, while the rest remain in critical condition and are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.

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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the second in the region in less than two weeks.

Sunday night’s attack comes one day after Ethiopian authorities announced the arrest of 34 suspected members of Al-Shabaab terror group.


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