One person has died and at least 14 people have been injured in a series of explosions across Addis Ababa. On 27 March a minibus, an abattoir, a guard shack, a cafe and a residential home were targeted in five separate attacks, international news sources report. So far no-one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, which follow three small explosions on 7 March that left four people injured. On that occasion Ethiopia pointed the finger at neighbouring Eritrea, with which there is a rumbling border dispute. Eritrea denied all involvement in the blasts. The attacks also come amid an ongoing internal political crisis resulting from contested parliamentary elections last May, which saw the ruling party return to power amid claims of fraud; between June and November 2005 at least 80 people were killed during opposition protests in clashes with police, while numerous journalists, opposition party leaders and civil rights campaigners are now on trial for their alleged involvement in the violence.

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