The attack on Beledweyne was carried out by al-Shabaab, said an unidentified spokesman for the group who spoke on Radio Andulus, a broadcaster controlled by the militia.
Ethiopia’s intervention in Somalia is its second since 2006. Its forces withdrew in January 2009 after pushing the Islamic Courts Union out of Mogadishu, and later becoming bogged down in a guerrilla war with Islamic militants.
- Shabaab suicide bomber targets Ethiopian troops (longwarjournal.org)
- Truck bomb explodes at Ethiopian base in Somalia. (somaliswisstv.com)