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4 people killed in explosion in Ethiopian capital

An explosion in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday killed four people and injured 24 others.

world Updated: Sep 04, 2008 01:03 IST

An explosion in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday killed four people and injured 24 others, a federal police spokesman said. .

The explosion is believed to have occurred in a house inside Addis Ababa's bustling Merkato market at around 4 p.m. (1300GMT), said spokesman Demsash Hailu.

He said police sealed off the area and were investigating, but the cause of the explosion was not yet known.

There have been several unexplained explosions in Addis Ababa over the past year that have killed several people.