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The Commissioner of the Federal Police in Ethiopia told official news agencies that 3 explosions rocked the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday.
The explosions resulted in the death and injury of an unspecified number of individuals, during protests sparked by the killing of the famous singer Hacalo Hondisa after he was shot in the middle of the south of the capital, Addis Ababa.
“Some of those involved in planting a bomb, as well as innocent civilians, have been killed,” said Commissioner Endishu Taseo.
Tassio added that 35 people were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the body of the dead artist, Hacalo Hondisa.
The commissioner did not provide further details about the bombings, but he clarified that an officer was also killed in the capital, during a crisis with the guards of a famous media figure, adding that he was detained subsequently.
At least 8 people were killed and about 80 others were injured, today, Tuesday, during protests and riots that broke out in the Ethiopian town of Adama, against the backdrop of the killing of a popular singer in the capital.
According to «Reuters», the medical director of the main hospital in Adama, Mekonen Vyseh, said that six people died on the way to the hospital, while two others died in intensive care.
He added that the hospital received about 80 injured, most of whom were shot, but some suffered wounds as a result of being beaten with stones or stabbed. Adama is 90 km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.
Protests and violence erupted against the background of the killing of the young singer and famous songwriter Hashalu Hundisa, after he was shot yesterday evening in Addis Ababa.
Many cities witnessed demonstrations, riots and violence that led to several injuries, and the Ethiopian authorities cut off Internet and communications services.
The killing of the 34-year-old caused trauma within the Oromo community; From which the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed descended, who mourned the young singer and described him as a “youth inspiring”, calling on his people to exercise restraint.
Hondissa became famous for his revolutionary singing, which expressed the dreams and feelings of the Oromo people through revolutionary words to challenge oppression. The Addis Ababa Police Commissioner said that several people had been arrested on suspicion of murder.
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