U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia warns of attacks by Somali militants

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By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has warned of a possible attack by Somali militant group al Shabaab and urged its nationals to avoid large crowds and hotels and restaurants in an upscale district of the capital Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian authorities said late last year that its security forces were on heightened alert after receiving strong evidence al Shabaab was plotting further attacks after a botched suicide bombing in Addis Ababa. ...

Not surprising in that Ethiopia is a Christian nation, or at least Christian in the north. I would guess that the Islamic extremists have this nation firmly in the crosshairs. However, Ethiopians are or have been very patriotic and have a reputation as fighters, so those who fight to establish an Islamic regime may find that they have their hands full.