Two men died in an explosion in Addis Ababa yesterday in what the Ethiopian government described as a failed attempt to build a suicide bomb. The government's claim that the two men were Somali nationals raises the specter of attacks by the militant group al-Shabab within Ethiopia.
According to Catherine Cheney's report for Trend Lines in the wake of last month's al-Shabab attack on a Kenyan mall, Ethiopia's military intervention into Somalia has made it a potential target for terrorism.
Kenya's lead role in the U.N.-mandated AMISOM mission has made it the prime target. But:
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