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Intelligence officials said they foiled a Shabaab plot to kidnap UN aid workers from a refuge camp in Dolo Ado and take them to Somalia to hold them for ransom. Eight suspected Shabaab fighters were detained.
Security forces arrested four members of Shabaab in Moyale near the Somali border who are suspected of plotting to attack and kidnap foreign aid workers from an Ethiopian camp for Somali refugees. In January security forces arrested 15 members of a Shabaab terror cell in Ethiopia.
The National Security and Intelligence Agency claimed it arrested 15 al Qaeda operatives who were trained by Shabaab to carry out attacks in Ethiopia. Security forces also found weapons, jihadist propaganda, and training manuals during the raid.
A court convicted 10 people, including a Kenyan, for being members of al Qaeda. The men were sentenced to life in prison.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died of an undisclosed illness. Zenawi had ordered the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia in 2006 and supported operations in the country beginning in 2011. Shabaab celebrated his death and accused him of "annexing Somali Muslim territories into Ethiopia."
A court sentenced Abdurahman Sheikh Hassan to seven years in prison for passing information to the banned Ogaden National Liberation Front. Hassan is head of security for the United Nations in Ogaden, which borders Somalia.
The government will prosecute 11 people for forming a Shabaab cell and plotting to conduct attacks inside the country. A Kenyan national is among those charged.