World Bulletin / News Desk
Ethiopia has accused Eritrea for supporting al-Shabaab, planning to conduct attacks in the country.
“Ethiopia has reached the information that al-Shabaab will conduct a terrorist attack in the country with the support of Eritrea,” it was stated on an Ethiopian television channel.
All security units were asked to report any suspicious acts and to declare high level alert status in the country's entrances, check points and crowded areas.
Ethiopia has the “power to fight against terrorism,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman of Ethiopia, Dina Mufti said. Ethiopian security forces are ready for the attack of al-Shabaab which represents al-Qaeda in Horn of Africa, containing the countries of Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen, Mufti also said.
Mufti stated that Ethiopia is cooperating with Kenya and Uganda against Al-Qaeda. Also these three countries are sharing information as a part of military training exercise against Al-Shabab, Mufti added.
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