Voice of America (Washington, DC)

24 May 2014

Djibouti: Deadly Blast in Djibouti

Photo: Capital FM
Members of the Al Shabaab terror group (file photo).

Officials in Djibouti say two explosions have killed at least two people at a restaurant frequented by Westerners in the country's capital.

Few details were immediately confirmed. Police described a grenade attack while the country's Interior Ministry said it was carried out by suicide bombers.

Several people were also wounded in the Saturday attack at a downtown restaurant named Chaumiere.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Djibouti hosts French and U.S. military bases and has contributed troops to the African Union force fighting al-Shabab in neighboring Somalia.

Some information for this report comes from Reuters.

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