The US embassy in Ethiopia has warned of a possible terrorist attack in the capital Addis Ababa and other parts of the country.
“That Department Reminds US Citizens of the Continuing Possibility of Terrorist Attacks in Ethiopia. Terrorists can attack without or without warning and target diplomatic facilities, tourist spots, transport hubs, markets / malls, western businesses, restaurants, resorts, local government facilities and other public areas, “the embassy said.
The embassy is calling Citizens to remain vigilant and avoid overcrowded areas and areas frequented by foreigners.
“Do not take photos of government buildings, the police or other Ethiopian security officers, carry a valid ID and a copy of your passport Keep your passport and visa on, be mindful of your surroundings, stay alert in places that are visited by westerners, keep an eye out when you are stopped by security guards, keep calm and follow instructions and keep your family or co-workers above yours Location and itinerary up to date, “said the embassy.
” The State Department has none e priority over the safety of US citizens overseas. US citizens who are still in the country should sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates. ”
2008, two bombings Three people died and five were injured in the town of Negele Boran in the Ethiopian region of Oromia.
In January 2012, a shooting occurred on the Erta Ale volcano in the Ethiopian region of Afar, in which five people were killed and several others were injured. Four people were kidnapped in the attack.
In March 2012, 19 people were killed and eight injured in the shooting on a bus in the city of Gambella, Ethiopia. The victims were Ethiopian residents traveling on a public bus near the town of Obang.
In 2016, eight Somali nationals were found guilty of attempting terrorist attacks in public places in Addis Ababa detained for nine years.
At least 34 people died in an attack on a bus in the Benishangul-Gumuz region in 2020.
Also in December 2020, more than 90 civilians were killed in a series of attacks in the western regional state of Benishangul-Gumuz, according to the Addis standard.