Eritrea Denies Knowing Group Linked to Ethiopian Dam Plot

  • Ethiopia says it thwarted rebels based in neighboring nation
  • Country alleges plan to attack showpiece hydropower project

By Nizar Manek, 3 March 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
Eritrea’s government denied any knowledge of a rebel group that Ethiopia said had plotted to attack the country’s flagship hydropower plant.
Ethiopian security forces killed 13 members of the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement who’d traveled from Eritrea to attack the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, Ethiopia’s deputy government spokesman Zadig Abrha said Thursday by phone. Seven other members of the group fled to neighboring Sudan, whose authorities handed them over to the Ethiopian government, he said.
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