June 25, 2018 / 3:51 PM / 5 months ago

Twenty suspects appear in court over Ethiopia rally blast

ADDIS ABABA, June 25 (Reuters) - Twenty suspects, including the deputy head of Addis Ababa’s police commission, appeared on Monday in a court in the Ethiopian capital in connection with a grenade attack at a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the state-affiliated FANA broadcasting company reported.

It did not give further details. The attack, which killed two people and wounded scores, took place on Saturday moments after Abiy had finished a speech in Meskel Square in the centre of Addis Ababa. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho Editing by Costas Pitas and Peter Graff)

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