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Ethiopia says foils Somali rebel plot to kidnap U.N. workers
By Aaron Maasho | Reuters
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's intelligence agency said on Monday it had detained eight members of Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist militant group who it accused of plotting to kidnap U.N. workers.
The arrests were the latest in a crackdown on people accused of having links to militants in neighboring Somalia, where Ethiopia has deployed troops to support Mogadishu's battle with al Shabaab and its six-year insurgency.
The would-be kidnappers sought to abduct foreign employees of the U.N. World Food Programme and United Nations Development Programme from Ethiopia and take them to Somalia to demand a ransom, the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said.
"The eight were caught red-handed with arms as they plotted to carry out the kidnappings," NISS said in a statement.
Good job! Catch them, detain them, bring them to justice, and never trust them and never enter any treaty with them because they are Muslims who do not respect any treaty and not trust any Christian government. Their Quran tells them never to trust any infidels. For such people the penalty should be death!
One of them was gragn ahmed. They got him!
If they fry his ass, he will talk a lot more than he blubber on this website.
Knowing Woyane’s past history of making up news for internal and external consumption, I take this article with a grain of salt.
We are here in Ethiopia. Do not go to Somali. Somali affair is Somalis. Why publish this news to us? Wayane wants every kind of help so UN can help it. First Wayane should serve its own people who are starving of religious freedom and the right to elect their leaders. Wayane is for Wayane. They have no mercy for their own people let alone for Somalis.
Assta B. Gettu the loser deacon
Your hate for Muslims and 19th and century backward mentality has blinded to a point of mental dysfunction. Coward religious fanatic like has no place in the 21st century.
Hey loser since it is obvious you are not Ethiopian why don’t you tell us where you come from deacon?
Can you say a few words in Amharic coward???
WARNING TO ALL FESSAMOCH
Let it be known not only to Al-Shabaab, but also to Eritrea and other Fessam organizations like the ONLF, that when it comes to attacking Ethiopia, you must pay the consequences. Fortunately for you, the Ethiopian government will only jail you instead of immediate execution. Even the jail time will probably be in the 10-20 year range. Also(unfortunately,)you will be given blessed injera be shiro when other Ethiopians deserve it.
Since there is no death penalty, the government of Ethiopia should put these desert rats to work on the railways, roads and dams. This will be the ultimate shame:- building the very same country they try to destroy.
GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA
Assta B. Getu a.k.a nazret.com
We now believe you are one and the same.
Free election in Ethiopia. That is what we want.
Another Agazi bandits and Tigre Mafiosis masterminded Fairytale to
entertain their American and Western Donators .Under WB and IMF pressure ,unable to print their usual Monkey birrs ,they are in need of Financial Assistance in a Hurry ,otherwise they will soon face Bankrupcy .Even their Chinese Masters can do more “NOTHING” .
TPLF is the most outdated thinkers who believes in fist and war or cheats to loot money. It is simply a “running dog” but will remain a toy for developed countries. .
O Yeah, TPLF secured foreigners from kidnappers? As usual, it was better to send the TPLF military to kidnap the people, record the video and display to foreigners for funding. Totally, TPLF must go. Now DHM and Demeke Mekonnen are responsible for such unfounded games.
Ahmed Ebdu keep on your stupid fairytale for yourself .Ogaden has always been part of the Ethiopian Sovereignty .For your Information the first war clash with Facist Invadors occursed in Walwal ,and many well known Ethiopian Heroes had fallen at Degehabour ,Warder and many parts of this region fighting the Invader .After the Liberation of course British did impose a fake Administration trying to integrate Ogaden to its Somalia
Colonial Posession ,which did fail thanks of the Imperial Government reclaimation proving that Ogaden is
part of the Ethiopian Sovereignty .Which had been once again proved by the OAU in 1982 .ONLF is a fake organisation of bandits under the command of the
than Tyrant Siad Barre Regime Former Military Officer . Surely a former close friend of the Dead Crime Minister and the Eri Tyrant while they were Somali Diplomatic Pasports Holders .
All the the world know that Ogaden,afar,Oromo ,gambella,beshangul are occupieds nations.And the occupations forces are killing innocent populations.What is sure ,one day occuption and colonisation will finish
Do you guys visit comments in your site? I doubt, Nazret is one of the few website which is neither pro nor against EPRDF. Nazret is also a good source of news, however I will always get frustrated by the comments on you websites. Most of them are haterd, vulgar, unrelated, and pointless. I believe in unlimited free speech for a society to develope democratic thought, but this too much. If your aim is to creat a communicative and tolerated generation, you have to do something to keep this discussion sprit goes on its planned way.
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Gragn Ahmed [Visitor
Yesterday I saw the terrorists on ETV and one of them resembles you, are you related?
@Assta B. Gettu You sound as clown as your name. what part of their quran say that? You must be one of these stupid tigray government supporters who goes afrter anybody that stands up against tplf thugs.
BRITISH OFFICER HISTORICAL TRAINING ON MANAGING SOMALIS:
SHOOT FIRST, SHOOT TO KILL AND KEEP ON SHOOTING!
Ooops NO RANSOM!
Better ask funding from CANCERS such as Al G/Mariam, Berhanu Nega,Shabia or Al Qaeda!
Am proud of those intelegence squad of Ethiopian well done we are tired of terrorists and Separatist,we need peace let them know ,No haven for terrorist.
Not only Oromo, Afar, Somali, Ogade, Gambela etc, but also Amhara land occupied by Tigree. After TPLF had looted and excessive wealth accumulation, they started to resign. New prime and its vice minister would act wrongly or correctly.
Some people here are like a character.
They could be tagged with a name negativity, enmity, Barbarism and Nepotists.
Howcome everything the goernent says can be false?
I think you have illness, and this gets you ten years of counseling to clear your heads from the dark clouds.
If there were attempts of terror and it is foiled, accept that it happened, no more showing off ‘’I know all about Ethiopia, the past present and future'’, this is pretentious. And nobody takes you serious.
I don’t mean to insult anyone but some people just are like what I said above, they talk Ethiopia rises inevitably!
Top notch intelligence work.
Caught red-handed pretty much like the two Swedish journalists who were caught in the act.
No details were given as yet. The INSS is sure a force to be reckoned with. Great work.
Can’t you agree that it’s hard to trust a regime that denies the illness and eventual demise of its visionary leader until it became an open secret.Their dismal record leads many people to be sceptical of their reports.
Can’t blame the sceptics when you have a regime who manipulates information to suit its objectives which are often not in sync with the interests of the country.
I don’t see your usual bravado about the operations that nabbed the plotters. Or are you one of the sceptics for a change or are you lying in wait for some F&I to misstep?
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