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Ethiopia's Grand Anwar Mosque hit by 'grenade attack'

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image captionThe mosque is in the Mercato district, a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood of Addis Ababa.

A grenade attack during evening prayers has wounded at least 10 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the government said.

Authorities are unsure who is behind the attack at the Grand Anwar Mosque but are investigating, Information Minister Getachew Reda said.

The Addis Standard earlier reported the noise heard in the area was the result of an electrical pole collapsing.

Several rebel groups are fighting low-levels insurgencies in Ethiopia.

A court in Ethiopia sentenced 18 Muslims, including clerics and a journalist, to up to 22 years in prison under controversial anti-terrorism legislation in August.

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image captionThe mosque is the biggest in the Ethiopian capital

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