Israel's envoy to Ethiopia was found in his hotel room bleeding from a bullet wound and Ethiopian police said yesterday he appeared to have shot himself. "There was no indication that other parties were involved in the injuries suffered by the ambassador," Ethiopian police said in a statement read on state-run television.
Citing diplomatic sources, Israel Radio said Ambassador Doron Grossman was believed to have attempted suicide, distraught at the discovery he had malignant cancer. He was airlifted to Israel in critical condition, officials said. Security guards heard the shot and found Grossman in his room at the Addis Ababa Hilton, bleeding from his head with his gun lying nearby.