Senior Ethiopia police official arrested over security shortcomings: state media

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Thousands showed up for the Prime Minister's rally in Addis Ababa. Image courtesy: VOA
Thousands showed up for the Prime Minister’s rally in Addis Ababa. Image courtesy: Reuters

The deputy commissioner of the Addis Ababa Police Commission has been arrested and is being investigated for shortcomings in security after a grenade attack in the Ethiopian capital killed one person and left scores wounded, according to state-run TV.

“Nine individuals, including the Deputy Commissioner of the Addis Ababa Police Commission, are in custody and under investigation over shortcomings” in security, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said on Saturday.

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