[DEHAI] TPLF accuses opposition group Ginbot 7, army members of overthrow plot

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Sat Apr 25 2009 - 18:47:23 EDT

(TPLF-controlled Ethiopian News Agency)
Operation Of Terrorist Group Foiled: Taskforce

Addis Ababa, April 25, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Terrorist operation being
advanced by a terrorist group calling itself "Ginbot 7" was foiled, the
National Intelligence, Security Service and Federal Police Joint
Anti-Terrorist Taskforce, disclosed.
In a press statement it sent to ENA on Saturday, the taskforce said the
subversive activities of the terrorist group, which was established by
Dr. Berhanu Nega, has declared an armed struggle to dismantle the
national constitutional system through force saying that there is no
more peaceful struggle.

However, the taskforce said, the activities of the terrorist group was
foiled by the security force.

It said the operation of the anti-peace group has organized a military
and civilian sub-team in the country with millions of Birr which it said
has been foiled.

The military sub-team embraced some members of the army and a lot of
x-army members who were dismissed from duty for disciplinary reasons,
according to the Taskforce.

It further said the civilian sub-team comprised employees working in
various private and government organizations.

The taskforce, which has been closely following up the activities of
this terrorist network for a longer period, detained 35 suspects on
Friday based on the country's law.

In addition to this, the taskforce through a search warrant issued by
the court has caught different arms, bombs, satellite, computers, radio
communications, military uniforms and planning documents, among others.

The taskforce said it is investigating the cases on the suspects and
will disclose the details soon.

It expressed appreciation to the cooperation shown by the public and the
active participation of members of the army in foiling the conspiracy
against the national constitution.

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