Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of bomb plot

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The Independent Online

Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of planning a bomb attack during this week's summit of African leaders in Addis Ababa. A device was shown on Ethiopian state-owned television whichofficials claimed had been planted by Eritrean agents intending to blow up the African Union (AU) summit.

The Eritrean President, Isaias Afwerki, did not attend the summit because it was held in Ethiopia. The two countries fought a border war from 1998 to 2000.

A government spokesman claimed the bombs were planted by senior Eritrean officials but refused to give further details. Ethiopian officials did not say when the alleged attack was due to happen or where it was supposed to take place. There was no independent verification of the alleged plot and Eritrean officials were not available for comment.