Djibouti PM visits injured persons in restaurant attack

The blasts killed a Turkish man as well as the two attackers and wounded around 10 others, many of them foreigners.

Djibouti PM visits injured persons in restaurant attack

World Bulletin/News Desk

Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed on Sunday visited injured survivors of a twin suicide bombing targeting a French restaurant late Saturday in downtown Djibouti city.

A man and a woman detonated two cars outside a French restaurant in Al-Menelik district, usually frequented by foreign nationals. The blasts killed a Turkish man as well as the two attackers and wounded around 10 others, many of them foreigners.

Four of the wounded are in a critical condition, a Djiboutian official source told Anadolu Agency on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh vowed retaliation against those behind twin bombings that hit a French restaurant.

“We will hunt them down,” Guelleh said. “They will not go away with it.”

Guelleh made the remarks during a high-level security meeting.

The attack that took place just outside La Chaumiere restaurant is an “act of barbarism,” Guelleh said.

“That would not make us weaker as a nation,” he said, adding Djibouti will enhance its anti-terrorism stand and will continue to cooperate with global counterterrorism efforts.

“Terrorism and extremism are nemesis to peace and development,” he said. “Djibouti will continue its fight geared towards uprooting terrorism and extremism.”

Earlier this month, Guelleh was in Washington discussing regional security issues with senior U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama.

Djibouti hosts two major American and French military bases.

 

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