Monday, March 06, 2017

Ethiopia arrests 76 rebels, says they were based in Eritrea

(Mar 06, 2017, (EBL News))--About 76 Ethiopian militants who stand accused of trying to foment rebellion from Eritrea have been arrested on charges of infiltrating Ethiopia, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Monday.

The detainees are members of the exiled political party Ginbot 7, which has pledged to overthrow the Ethiopian government, according to the broadcaster. Those arrested had been operating out of Eritrea, the report said.

They are suspected of: killing two members of the security forces; of trying to sabotage fuel deliveries from Sudan; and of attempting to release prison inmates by force. Ethiopia, which has a long-running border dispute with Eritrea, accuses Asmara of supporting and training Ethiopian rebel groups.

Ethiopia recently accused one of those groups of planning to attack a large dam under construction in Ethiopia, eliciting an angry denial from Eritrea. Read more from EBL News »

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