JIGJIGA, Ethiopia, (HORN OBSERVER) - The Ethiopian Federal Intelligence Service says it has trained 532 Special Forces to fight terrorism in the Somali State amid fears of possible terror attacks.Jan 3rd 2020 · 1 min read
JIGJIGA, Ethiopia, (HORN OBSERVER) - The Ethiopian Federal Intelligence Service says it has trained 532 Special Forces to fight terrorism in the Somali State amid fears of possible terror attacks.
The new troops were recruited from
various security agencies operating in Ethiopia, according to FANA radio.
"The troops will take part in the security
sweep as the Ethiopian government is concerned about the terrorist threat in
neighboring Somalia and in the Somali region in Kenyan known as the NFD,” the
government-owned radio reported.
In addition, the new Ethiopian
government's decision to deploy a new anti-terrorism force arrived just days
after an explosive-laden car was seized in Wardher town in Dolo region.
Security sources told Horn Observer
reporter in Jigjiga that two male occupants suspected to be member of terrorist
groups were apprehended.
"We are yet to ascertain the motive but
this is certainly a terrorist group trying to infiltrate into Ethiopian Somali
region to cause mayhem,” the source added.
Security officials are saying the car
bomb crossed from Somali border.
Somali Regional President Mustafe Omar
Agjar has instructed security forces in the region to be on high alert as
terrorist groups from Somalia are planning to cross into region, according to
presidential office sources.
"Our security forces remain vigilant and
we will foil any terrorist attempt,” the presidential source said.
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