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Two blasts rock Djibouti cafe


Saturday, May 24, 2014


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Blasts target restaurant in downtown Djibouti, killing at least two and injuring 11 others.

At least two people have been killed after two blasts struck a busy restaurant in downtown Djibouti, police said.

The blasts wounded 11 other people according to the Reuters news agency.

"It's a criminal act. We have two people dead and 11 wounded. It was grenades," Colonel Omar Hassan, head of police in Djibouti city, told Reuters.

Djibouti has the United States' only military base in Africa, where drones are operated from.
It has also contributed troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia.

The former French colony's port is also used by foreign navies protecting the Gulf of Aden's shipping lanes, some of the busiest in the world, from Somali pirates.



 





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