Ethiopiaâ€™s new PM Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion that hit a rally he was speaking at earlier on Saturday.
He described it as an â€œunsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia unitedâ€.
Mr Abiy was whisked away immediately after the blast, thought to be from a grenade thrown amid thousands of people in the capitalâ€™s Meskel Square.
Ethiopia has been riven by years of sometimes violent protests.
Mr Abiy only became prime minister after his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn unexpectedly resigned in February.
He is the countryâ€™s first leader from the ethnic Oromo group, which has been at the centre of nearly three years of anti-government protests that have left hundreds of people dead.
One of their main complaints is that they have been politically, economically and culturally marginalised for years, despite being the countryâ€™s largest group.
Thousands attended the rally in support of Mr Abiy
The Ethiopian government has been accused of human rights violations including torture and extrajudicial killing of political dissidents.
However since taking power Mr Abiy has begun reforms to relax the stateâ€™s previously tight grip on power. These have included unblocking hundreds of websites and TV channels.
On Friday an Ethiopian rebel group suspended its armed resistance against the government.
Ginbot 7, based in neighbouring Eritrea, said Mr Abiyâ€™s reforms had given it hope that â€œgenuine democracyâ€ may be â€œa real possibilityâ€.
Mr Abiy is believed to have huge support among the Oromo youth as well as other ethnic groups.
He is leader of the Oromo Peopleâ€™s Democratic Organisation (OPDO), one of the four ethnic parties which make up the ruling the Ethiopian Peopleâ€™s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition.
There have been massive protests in Oromia in recent years
The 42-year-old, who was born in the city of Agaro in Oromia and comes from a mixed Christian-Muslim family, joined the OPDO in the late 1980s.
He has served in the military, founded the countryâ€™s Information Network and Security Agency, which is responsible for cyber-security in a country where the government exercises tight control over the internet, and then became the minister for science and technology.