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Explosion Hits Mosque in Ethiopia’s Capital, Causes Injuries

By William Davison / bloomberg

December 11, 2015 — 9:07 AM CST

A grenade blast hit a mosque in a busy district of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, wounding more than a dozen people, government spokesman Getachew Reda said.

The explosion struck Anwar Mosque in the city’s Mercato market area as worshipers left Friday prayers at about 1:30 p.m., witness Kemal Ali, a trader, said in an interview. Federal and city police arrived at the scene after the blast.

There are no fatalities “so far” in the incident, Getachew said by mobile-phone text message.

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