Bomb blast in Gondar hotel kills 2, injures 19

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At least 2 persons have been killed and 19 injured after a bomb was thrown into a hotel in Gondar town. Spokesman for the regional authorities, Nigusu Tilahun, said that the bomb was thrown into Entasol hotel located in Maraki area of Gondar, on Tuesday. He also disclosed that three of the injured were in serious condition. Nigusu said police were trying to track down the bombers, whose identity was not known, but who, he said, were likely to be the work of “anti-peace elements.” Witnesses said the bombing happened at about 8.00pm on Tuesday night in the Maraki neighborhood, close to the Gondar University campus, where the Kenema football fans gathered.Two of the injured were waitresses working at the hotel, according to reports. Another bomb had exploded in Bahir Dar’s Grand Resort Hotel, on January 4, but no injuries were reported.

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