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Ethiopian police seizes tons of chemicals


October 17, 2009 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian security forces seized 3.7 tons of chemicals which has been in the hands of a rebel group that Addis Ababa designate it as "terrorist group", police said on Friday.

The state-run Ethiopian Television (ETV) displayed the seized chemicals and other related materials, which police said were under preparation to be assembled as explosives by the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF).

The dangerous chemicals were uncovered at the remote eastern region of Somali’s Daforqalt local area, where it was kept buried. Police said some 7,ooo bullets of various types and with a potential of producing 1,850 explosives were among the unearthed from the ground.

The seizure was possible after a tip-off from an ONLF member, Abdi Mohammed Awhasen, who recently turned himself in to Government forces.

According to Police sources, Abdi Mohammed Awhasen was ONLF’s military affairs coordinator and has been coordinating the group’s activities over the past ten years in the Somali region, where the rebel group is active.

On April, 2007, members of the ONLF attacked a Chinese-run oil field in Abole, Somali region, killing some 65 Ethiopians and 9 Chinese nationals.

Founded in 1984, The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fights seeking right of self-determination for the ethnically Somali Ogaden region saying their region has never been part of Ethiopia.


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  • 18 October 2009 04:08, by Time1

    Ethiopian government be careful, Alot of Ethiopian muslims rebels are now in Sudan khartoum in particular, just come here and you will see them everywhere, they are given money and businesses, this rebels are getting training and resupply from your neighbours the NCP goverment i khartoum, i know you will be surprise, but this is just my advise to Ethiopians government, "be careful" from your islamists neighbours.

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    • 18 October 2009 22:15, by Mohammad100

      Dear Mr/Ms time or what ever you name is,

      This present pseudo Democratic Regime of Ethiopia swears in "Democracy" only till it serves the Narrow interest of some robbers from the Tigree region. These hooligans are able to rob the Nation of Ethiopia in the day light. To prove this just follow how much their wives and their criminal cohorts have/had accumulated in the USA and European Banks since they came to the Ethiopian palace by the power of the Gun, just like Omar Bishir, and Isayas Afwork.

      Regarding their fear of the Muslims, it appears to be only exists in your deliriously corrupted mind, and in theirs too, aimed at buying more time while stitching fallacious names and categories to confuse the International Community. Remember the days of arrogance and remainning on power indefinitely is over.

      May god help us all with his almighty power, and make the robbers and the arrogant and miserable quakers be HISTORY for ever!!!!!

      Asalaam Aleikum,


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