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Members of Al Shabab and ISIS were arrested on Saturday

Ethiopian authorities arrested members of the Somali militant group Al Shabab and ISIS said to have been planning terror attacks on various targets.

Al Shabaab militants have targeted hotels before when at least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb at the popular Medina hotel of Kismayo on July 13. AFP

The country’s intelligence services said on state-affiliated broadcaster Fana that those arrested photographed potential targets.

“The group was … preparing to attack hotels, religious festivities gathering places and public areas in Addis Ababa,” said the National Intelligence Security Services.

Ethiopia worked with neighbouring Djibouti to detain the suspects including their leader, Muhammed Abdulahi.

NISS did not specific the number of members detained, but said that they were arrested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Oromia and Ethiopia’s Somali region.

Al Shabab has been fighting for years to topple Somalia’s central government, which the African Union-mandated peacekeeping force AMISOM helps to defend.

The militants have carried out numerous attacks in Somalia on military and civilian targets, and it has also conducted attacks abroad including in Kenya.

Al Shabab militants have targeted hotels before when at least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb at the popular Medina hotel of Kismayo on July 13.

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  1. MELES ZENAWI ORDERED GOONS SUCH AS THE NOW PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED TO ATTACK /MASS MURDER INNOCENT SOMALIANS FOR DECADES, MELES ZENAWI CLAIMED EPRDF IS ATTACKING SOMALIANS BECAUSE THEY ARE REBEL GROUPS THAT ARE COMMITTING GENOCIDE ON THEIR OWN PEOPLE WHILE THE TRUTH WAS IT WAS EPRDF GOONS SUCH AS THE NOW PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED THAT WERE COMMITTING THE GENOCIDE IN SOMALIA.

    NOW THE WEST KNOWS THE TRUTH THAT EPRDF IS THE BIGGEST TERRORIST IN THE REGION SO THE WEST ARE LETTING THE SOMALIANS GET THEIR JUSTICE AGAINST THE CRIMINALS SUCH AS ABIY AHMED, INNOCENT ETHIOPIANS NEED TO HAND OVER THESE CRIMINALS EPRDF GOONS OVER TO THE VICTIMS SO THE VICTIMS CAN HAVE THEIR JUSTICE , ETHIOPIANS GOT NO BUSINESS SIDING WITH THESE EPRDF GOONS WHO MURDERED COUNTLESS INNOCENT SOMALIANS IN THE NAME OF BEING ETHIOPIAN MILITARY WHILE THE TRUTH IS THEY WERE JUST BUNCH OF THUGS .

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