Ethiopian intelligence claims it foiled planned attack targeting Gondar Epiphany celebration

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By Staff Writer
January 17, 2020

Ethiopia’s National Information and Intelligence Services (NISS) says it has foiled a planned attack which targeted Tikmat (Epiphany) celebration in Gondar, North Western Ethiopia.

It claimed that it has caught four F1 grenades and over 200 bullets from what it called “two members  forces of destruction”, as reported by state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting cities a statement sent to it from intelligence department as a source. National Defense Force members deployed in the region,the region’s security forces and members of the community living in the region have coordinated their efforts to foil the plan, the source added. 

Names of the individuals or  groups who allegedly planned the attack is unspecified. However, Ethiopia’s national intelligence said that it will disclose the identities of groups who deployed the attackers but again date for doing so is unspecified. 

The attackers were meant to be rewarded residential homes in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and a huge sum of money, according to NISS. 

Timkat celebration in Gondar attracts millions of people every year. This year up to two million people are expected to attend and the celebration is also one of the major tourist attraction religious and cultural events. 

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3 Responses to "Ethiopian intelligence claims it foiled planned attack targeting Gondar Epiphany celebration"

  1. MUTELLIB JUHAR JAALALLEE   January 17, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    We need peace and stability in our home nation.
    Peace and stability is the matter of all uour Ethiopians.
    We should give attention on here.

  2. Gatwech Gach   January 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Long Lives Ethiopia!Long Live Ethiopian!…Leaves the evil behaviour to those who think that doing such a this strategic things will inheir them to gain a political power.But,it is not,by all means!…

  3. Tibebegnaw   January 18, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    በሆሳዕና ከተማ የጥምቀትን በዓል ማክበር በመከልከሉ ሃገረስብከቱ መግለጫ አወጣ
    January 18, 2020 – Konjit Sitotaw — Comments ↓

    በሆሳዕና ከተማ የጥምቀትን በዓል ማክበር በመከልከሉ ሃገረስብከቱ መግለጫ አወጣ::

    የአዲስ አበባና የኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ ቤተክርስቲያናትን በመዳፈር የኢትዮጵያን ባንድራ በማውረድ ላይ ነው::
    January 18, 2020 – Konjit Sitotaw —.

    የአዲስ አበባና የኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ ቤተክርስቲያናትን በመዳፈር የኢትዮጵያን ባንድራ በማውረድ ላይ ነው

    ካዛንችስ አዲስ አበባ በሚገኘው በደብረ ፅጌ ቅዱስ ኡራኤል ቤተክርስቲያን የተሰቀለውን ባንዲራ የአዲስ አበባና የኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ አውርዱ በማለቱ የኡራኤልና የአካባቢው ህዝብ በቆራጥነት አናወርድም የሚመጣውን አብረን እናያለን በማለት መፋጠጣቸውን ለመረጃ ኮም የደረሰው መረጃ ያመላክታል::

    እንዲሁም አራት ኪሎ በሚገኘው ቅድስት ስላሴ ካቴድራል ቤተክርስቲያን በመግባት ተሰቅሎ የነበረውን የኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅ ዓላማ የአዲስ አበባና የኦሮሚያ ፖሊስ ወርሮ በኃይል አውርዶ


    የአፍሪካ ኅብረት ቅዱስ ሚካኤል ወጣቶች የአደባባዩን ሣር ታበላሻላችሁ በሚል ፖሊሥ ሊከለክላቸው ቢሞክርም ወጣቶቹ በሕግ አምላክ እንዳትጠጉን “ የኦነግ ባንዲራ ሲተከል የት ነበራችሁ? ” በሚል ተጨቃጭቀዋል። በኋላም የመከላከያ ፓትሮል የያዙ ወታደሮች መጥተው ፖሊሶቹን ተውአቸው ብለው በማለፋቸው አሁን በወታደሮቹ በመከላከያ ሠራዊቱ ትእዛዝ ወጣቶቹ በሠላም አደባባዩን በኢትዮጵያ ሰንደቅ ዓላማ በማስዋብ ላይ ይገኛሉ።


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