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Grenade attack in Ethiopia kills football player

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Wondwossen Yohannes Nekemte Grenade
Wondwossen Yohannes was apparently shot to death. Photo : FBC

ADDIS ABABA, June 7 (Xinhua) — A grenade attack in central Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state has left a football player dead, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Friday.

Wondwossen Yohannes, a player for Ethiopian Nekemte Footbal Club, was killed after a grenade was thrown on Wednesday evening in a hotel in Nekemte city, according to the FBC.

At least three others were injured in the grenade attack.

Police have arrested several suspects, but not yet identified the identity of the arrested suspects or a possible motive behind the attack.

On Thursday, four individuals suspected of carrying out assassinations on government officials in Addis Ababa and surrounding areas were seized, Oromia Communications Bureau said in a press release.

Several mobile phones and scores of military uniforms have been seized together with the four suspects.