updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

Deadly blast in Ethiopia impacts US Embassy home

The Associated Press
Officials say a weekend explosion in Ethiopia's capital that killed two people impacted a home used by U.S. Embassy personnel.

Ethiopia's state TV says the identities of those killed in the Sunday blast are not known. The government also has not said what caused the blast. The area hosts a large Somali population.

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Somalis Killed in Explosion Targeted Soccer Match, Ethiopia Says

Two Somali nationals who died in an explosion in Ethiopia’s capital may have been planning to carry out suicide attacks on people watching an international soccer match, Communications Minister Redwan Hussein said.

Investigators found Ethiopian national football team shirts and four hand grenades at a house in a wealthy suburb of Addis Ababa where the blast occurred on Oct. 13, Redwan said in a phone interview today from the city. Explosive materials including a battery, a belt suitable for carrying explosives, a “jacket for suicide bombing” and a Makarov pistol with ammunition were also recovered, he said.

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Bomb blast in Ethiopian capital kills two

 The explosion occurred in the city's upscale Bole district, about 5 km (3 miles) from a soccer stadium where thousands of fans were queuing for tickets to a World Cup qualifier against Nigeria

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Ethiopian human rights protestors take to streets in Addis Ababa

Demonstrators demand government releases political leaders and journalists, and tackles corruption and economic problems

About 10,000 Ethiopians staged an anti-government demonstration on Sunday in the first large-scale protest since a disputed 2005 election ended in street violence that killed 200 people.

The demonstrators marched through Addis Ababa's northern Arat Kilo and Piazza districts before gathering at Churchill Avenue in front of a obelisk with a giant red star perched on top, a relic of Ethiopia's violent communist past.

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