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Ethiopia deploys new spies to Somali region amid fears of terror attack

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
Ethiopia deploys new spies to Somali region amid fears of terror attack

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.

(HORN OBSERVER) 

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last updated: 2020-01-03@21:01