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An explosion has shaken a rally for Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed which was being attended by thousands of people in Addis Ababa.

Mr Abiy was taken away by security personnel immediately after the blast - thought to be from a grenade - in the Ethiopian capital's Meskel Square.

Local media reports said several people had been hurt.

Mr Abiy became prime minister after his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn unexpectedly resigned in February.The Addis Standard news website quoted a police officer as saying it was a "minor explosion" and "only a few were hurt".