June 23, 2018 / 12:25 PM / 6 months ago

Attack on rally in Ethiopian capital kills one person, wounds 132 - health minister

Ethiopians react after an explosion during a rally in support of the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - One person has been killed and 132 wounded in a grenade attack during a rally in support of newly-elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s health minister said on Saturday.

“One person has passed away at Black Lion Hospital. I would like to pass my condolences to the family and Ethiopian people,” Amir Aman said on Twitter.

“What happened is so sad. But it will never break our unity.”

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Omar Mohammed; Editing by Alexander Smith

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