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Six under investigation for grenade attack in Ethiopian capital - police

Ethiopians react after an explosion during a rally in support of the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian police said on Saturday six suspects were under investigation for a grenade attack that killed one person and left scores injured in Addis Ababa earlier in the day.

“Six suspects are currently under investigation for involvement in the attack,” the Federal Police Commission said in a statement.

The attack was launched moments after 41-year-old prime minister Abiy Ahmed, a former soldier who took office in April, finished his speech to tens of thousands of people gathered in the centre of Addis Ababa.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Omar Mohammed; Editing by Mark Potter