Two killed in Djibouti restaurant bomb attack 
Two killed in Djibouti restaurant bomb attack Updated on : 25-05-2014 06:29 AM
At least two people have been killed in a bomb attack on a restaurant popular with Westerners in central Djibouti, official sources said. 
Diplomats said there were reports of two explosions outside La Chaumiere cafe late on Saturday, and that two employees had been killed and around 10 others wounded, many of them foreigners. 

The sources said police were investigating reports that a grenade blast was followed by an attack by a suicide bomber. 

The French foreign ministry confirmed that several of its nationals were slightly wounded in the attack, and the Netherlands’ De Telegraaf reported that six Dutch soldiers who had been taking part in an anti-piracy mission were also lightly wounded. 

Djibouti’s main ADI news agency said there were several explosions around 8:00 pm local time (2230 IST) and that the area was quickly sealed off by police. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. 

The Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, a former French colony, is home to the United States’ biggest base in Africa which is used for anti-terror operations in Yemen, Somalia as well as for other operations across Africa. 


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