Tuesday May 3, 2022
Somali region special forces said it has arrested Alshabaab
members who were attempting to smuggle arms to the Somali region of Ethiopia.
According to a report from EBC, state media, they were
arrested in Afdere zone, Elkere District, and Bula Kebele. They were planning
to carry out terrorist activity, it was said. The planned targets were in the
18 boxes of AK 47 ammunition, six RPGs, and two machine guns
were seized from the suspects.
In late April this year, Ethiopia announced that it has
arrested 34 Al-Shabaab members as they were moving to implement terror plants
targeting places in Addis Ababa, the Oromo region of Ethiopia, and the Somali
Ethiopia has recently been experiencing challenges in
relation to religious violence and the Ethiopian government has been claiming
that enemies to the Ethiopian state have been attempting to exploit religion as
a cover to bring about prevalent religious violence in the country.