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Ethiopia denounces suicide attack by Islamic insurgents in Somalia

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

August 25, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) — Ethiopia, the current chairman of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), today condemned the suicide attack carried out on Tuesday by two Islamic militants at the Muna Hotel in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu.

The attack reportedly claimed at least 32 lives, including six Somali parliamentarians.

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Islamist Al-Shabab fighters conduct military exercises in Somali’s capital Mogadishu
Islamist Al-Shabab fighters conduct military exercises in Somali’s capital Mogadishu

According to Abdirahman Omar Osman, the minister of information of the embattled Somali government of Sheikh Sharif, the two assailants were dressed in Somali government uniforms when they entered the hotel, which is less than a mile away from the presidential palace and home to several members of parliament.

The militants opened fire randomly and blew themselves up as government security forces arrived at the scene.

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday issued a statement in which it said that “Al-Shabab and its foreign-based allies who are opposed to [the] peace process have deliberately continued to disrupt effort to build a stable Somalia.”

The ministry urged action against Al-Shabab, saying “it is time that collective efforts are exerted to bring an end to Al-Shabab’s acts of terrorism; there by bring peace and security to the country and to build a functional Somali state.”

Al-Shabab already claimed responsibility of the attack which took place during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The group said that the attack was in retaliation for Uganda’s role in the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Mogadishu.

Last month, Al-Shabab claimed responsibility of the two suicide bombings that rocked Uganda’s capital, Kampala, and killed 76 people.

At the AU’s latest summit in Uganda last month, leaders of the continent approved the requests made by IGAD for an additional supply of 2,000 troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The Ethiopian government further called on the international community to respond urgently and appropriately to the situation in Somalia as requested by the AU’s summit of Heads of State and the Ugandan government last month.

In its capacity as current chair of IGAD, Ethiopia pledged to extend authority’s full support to all measures targeting terrorism and to confront violent extremists in Somalia.

Ethiopia further extended condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured.

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  • 26 August 2010 15:00, by Othogomoi

    Al shabab are the most worst enemy of human being in this world.Do they think they will go heaven after killing innocent people.where are the Islamic scholar to show these group of terrorists the right way to preach their religious.convince people with logic & truth, not by killing innocent people.
    Bible says (In John10:10 Jesus said) The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
    what is the different between those thief, described by Jesus in the Bible.This reflect exactly what the Islamic terrorists are doing, they divid the booty, kill those who oppose them & destroy place where there is security.
    there is agenda behind these terrorists

    repondre message

    • 26 August 2010 18:46, by Wolleyewu

      Ethiopia denounces suicide attack by Islamic insurgents in Somalia
      26 August 15:00, by Othogomoi
      Al shabab are the most worst enemy of human being in this world.Do they think they will go heaven after killing innocent people.where are the Islamic scholar to show these group of terrorists the right way to preach their religious.convince people with logic & truth, not by killing innocent people.
      Bible says (In John10:10 Jesus said) The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
      what is the different between those thief, described by Jesus in the Bible.This reflect exactly what the Islamic terrorists are doing, they divid the booty, kill those who oppose them & destroy place where there is security.
      there is agenda behind these terrorists

      The above charactersitics would completely match with the TPLF day to day activities in Ethiopia.

      PLEASE THE AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE COMMENT AND eprdf LOYAL JOURNALIST TESFALEM READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE LOSING YOUR MIND/CONCIOUSE.

      Woyane(TPLF or EPRDF)
      Is the most ever known enemy of the Ethiopian people.
      Do any body think Woyane would go to heaven after death?
      Woyane kills and tortured innocent citezens just becuase they are expressing their views/ interests/ wishs to change the current state with what they prefer.
      Woyane is a small tribe not more than 3million compared to the rest 75million but ejoying life to its full while the majority is ging through plight.
      Finally they are now destroying the country by sealing vast teritories to china, japan, india and Arabs.

      All of you are criminals waiting for your time to face trial.

      Ambasel

      repondre message

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