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World News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Source: bbc.com

Gondar blast is second attack in a week

Ethiopia Mapnew12 This is the second explosion in a week in the Northern Ethiopian city of Gondar

At least one person has been killed and nineteen others injured in an explosion in a hotel in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar.

It was not immediately clear who was behind Tuesday night's blast but police have linked the attack to months of violent demonstrations in the Amhara region.

This is the second explosion in a week in the restive area after a grenade attack in the city of Bahir Dar last Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Ethiopia's prime minister said a state of emergency declared last October had helped restore calm in the country after more than a year of protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions, where people say they have been marginalised economically and politically.

Human rights groups say hundreds of people have been killed and thousands arrested since protests began in November 2015.