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Terrorist suspects arrested in Ethiopia

  |   Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:01 PM
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Ethiopia's security and intelligence agency announced 15 members of an East African terrorist cell affiliated with al-Qaida have been arrested.

Military training manuals, weapons and videotapes pertinent to jihad, or religious war, were also discovered in the arrests Wednesday, a government statement on the news website AllAfrica said.

A government statement said the suspects had been trained by al-Shabaab forces in Kenya and Somalia, and were sent to Ethiopia to conduct terrorist attacks, noting al-Shabaab is a terrorist cell associated in East Africa with al-Qaida.

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