Ethiobia:fighters attacked on Kebridahar Airport: ONLF official

Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen and his delegation
landing on the Godey Airport

By Mohamed Faarah

October 23, 2013

claimed that their fighters attacked on Kebridahar town Airport on last
week.

Our aim of the attack was to disrupt the visiting delegation in Ogaden and
send a clear message to the puppet administration that serves only the
colonial agendas in our people and land. The official said to Ogadentoday
Press on the phone.

Speaking on the attack the official said that they have killed several
Ethiopian Troops at the airport and destroyed two vehicles.

This was a co-ordinated attack and went successfully, the official said.

The puppet administration was hiding the attack but the military leaders
informed the delegation, said the official citing their intelligence in the
Ogaden.

I can confirm to you that, it was midnight and they have been waiting to
welcome the federal delegation in the morning.

There is no comment from Ethiopia government.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen, nine regional
leaders, domestic and foreign investors were visiting Ogaden Region last
week.

According to Ethiopian government, the domestic investors are interesting
to invest the agricultural sector in Ogaden.

Ogaden National Liberation Front, a secessionist group fighting for the
independence of Ogaden warns the foreign oil companies in Ogaden, and
attacked in 2007 a Chinese oil field in Ogaden.

According to the source, ONLF were watching closely the visit and Pro- ONLF
site “Ogaden News Agency (ONA) published that, ONLF fighters are on the
high alert.

The arid Somali (or Ogaden) region of Ethiopia, home to some 5 million
ethnic Somalis has been isolated from the world since 2005, when the
government imposed a ban on all international media and most humanitarian
groups from operating in the area.

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