Bomb attack in Djibouti kills three

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Addis Ababa, 26 May 2014 (WIC) - An explosion at a restaurant in Djibouti on Saturday (May 24) killed three people and wounded several others.

The head of police in Djibouti city, Colonel Omar Hassan, characterized the act as “criminal” and no one has claimed responsibility, but the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that "Early indications of the investigations show that the attackers were two suicide bombers of Somali origin; a man and a veiled woman."

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

The restaurant, La Chaumiere, is reportedly popular with foreigners in Djibouti and the attack was condemned by the European Union Naval Force and the African Union. on Sunday (May 25).
In a statement, Djibouti's Finance Minister, Ilyas M. Dawaleh, said the country must "remain united in the face of such barbaric acts". (MoFA)