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Post time 2007-4-25 10:05:47 |Display all floors
Nine Chinese workers were killed on Tuesday in an attack by armed men on an oil field in eastern Ethiopia, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday in Beijing, strongly condemning the atrocity of armed attacks.

Liu Jianchao, the spokesman, said seven more Chinese workers were abducted in the attack, and one was slightly injured.

Liu said China strongly condemns such an atrocity of armed attacks, and expresses condolence to the victims in the attack, according to a statement posted on the ministry's website (

He said the Chinese side has requested the Ethiopian side to make every effort to ensure the safe release of the kidnapped Chinese workers and to take effective measures to guarantee the safety of the staffs with Chinese organizations in Ethiopia. He said the Ethiopia has sent army forces to the place where the attack happened.

More 200 unidentified gunmen launched an attack on the oil field in Somali state where China's Zhongyuan Petroleum Exploration Bureau was exploring for oil.

According to news agencies, 65 Ethiopian employees were also killed in the attack in eastern Ethiopia, a spokesman for Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said.

The attackers engaged more than 100 soldiers protecting the field in a fierce 50 minute gun battle.

The oil field is located in Abole, a small town about 120 kilometres (75 miles) away from the Somali state capital of Jijiga, it said.

No one claimed responsibility for Tuesday's raid, but an Ethiopian rebel group warned last year that any investment in the Ogden area that also benefited the Ethiopian government "would not be tolerated."

The Ogaden National Liberation Front is fighting a low-level insurgency with the aim of creating an independent state for ethnic Somalis. Somalia lost control of the region in a war in 1977.

In Nigeria, armed militants seeking a greater share of that country's oil wealth kidnapped nine Chinese oil workers in January, who were later freed. And two more Chinese workers were kidnapped in March, and their fate is still unknown.

Also in March in Nigeria, five Chinese telecommunications workers were abducted for two weeks.

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Post time 2007-4-25 10:23:53 |Display all floors
Why do you say "American countries"? Ethiopia, Nigeria and Somalia are in Africa. Also, there is only one "American country"--the USA. Whatever your motives, though, it's a shame that anyone at all is dying at the hands of such attacks, especially when they're innocent.

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Post time 2007-4-25 12:14:43 |Display all floors

Reply #2 sockmonkey's post

Ethopia is supposedly be in the "control" or "influenced" of the Amerikan Regime!

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Post time 2007-4-25 14:38:54 |Display all floors
It might have been a different government then from now, but Ethiopia had been the co recipient, along with Eritrea, of an estimated $1 billion worth of weapons from the People's Republic of China before and during their border war from 1998 and 2000.

Currently the two neighbors are trading their border "skirmisches" for a proxy war in Somalia.  The attacked oil field is located in the border area with Somalia.

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Post time 2007-4-25 22:02:34 |Display all floors

Reply #3 --- greendragon's post...

The United States has no control or influence over Ethiopia unless you count the ability to drop a nuke on it.

Please produce some evidence to support/back-up your claim.

Perhaps you should redirect your accusations to its current arms supplier?

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Post time 2007-4-25 23:35:50 |Display all floors
Spell mistakes or intentionaly to pick a quarel?! It should be correct immediately

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Post time 2007-4-26 01:06:30 |Display all floors
Not spelling mistake....that is for sure. Just 'tard.
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