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Ethiopia Arrests 15 Over UAE Embassy Attack Plot

15 people have been arrested in Ethiopia over a plot to attack the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in Addis Ababa, Reuters reported, saying the country’s state news agency said citing a statement from the intelligence service.

“The group took the mission from a foreign terrorist group and was preparing to inflict significant damage on properties and human lives,” it reported.

The news agency also said that an unspecified amount of arms, explosives and documents were seized during the operation

The Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) also reported that a second group of suspects was planing to attack the UAE’s diplomatic mission in neighbouring Sudan. However, UAE’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Ethiopia’s National Intelligence Security Service was working with its Sudanese counterparts on that aspect of the plot, the agency said. There was no immediate comment from Sudanese authorities.

According to EPA, some of the suspects had been spotted near the embassy while others had received cash from their sponsors.
One of the masterminds of the plot was arrested in Sweden, EPA added.
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