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25 Nov 2020 | 10:28 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Police destroy landmine near mosque in Sebeta (Oromia region) November 25

Police destroy landmine near mosque in Sebeta (Oromia region) on November 25; remain vigilant, heightened security likely in the area in the immediate term

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Event

Police reportedly discovered and destroyed a landmine that had been placed near Mohammed Reja mosque located in Sebeta town (Oromia region) on Wednesday, November 25. Local media sources suggest that police received information about the presence of the improvised explosive device (IED) near the mosque in the Kebele 04 area by members of the community. Security personnel responded, began search operations in the area, and destroyed the device before it detonated.

Local police have called on the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are expected in the area in the near term.

Advice

Those in the area are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity or persons to local authorities. Heed official instructions from local authorities.

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