Two Somali nationals die making bomb in Ethiopia
(Updated at 10:00 am EST)
Two Somali nationals died when a bomb they were making detonated in their home in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, as thousands gathered to watch a football match, officials said on Monday.
“The ones who died were of Somali origin,” Ethiopia’s Minister of Information Redwan Hussein told AFP.
The two deceased were in Ethiopia illegally and had rented a house in a Somali neighbourhood near the airport where the bomb exploded.
It is unclear whether the men were plotting to target the crowds in Addis Ababa watching a World Cup qualifier match, Redwan said.
“Who sent them is not yet known, no one has claimed responsibility for that and which incident, which event they were looking to explode is not yet known,” he said, adding that investigations are under way. Read more from News24
On the other hand the Somalia-based militant Islamist group, Al-Shabaab took responsibility on its Twitter account saying: “10 kufir (non-believers) died in the blast; there are more bombs planted at piazza and Churchill Avenue that can explode any minute!! Prepare.”