Turkish national killed in Djibouti blast

At least two people were killed by double grenade blasts at a busy restaurant popular with Westerners in Djibouti, police said on Saturday.

Turkish national killed in Djibouti blast

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Turkish national was killed late Saturday in a suicide bombing targeting a French restaurant in downtown Djibouti city.

Turkey's Ambassador to Djibouti Hasan Yavuz told Anadolu Agency that the victim was working for a Turkish company active in the Horn of Africa country.

He said the Turkish national was identified at the hospital morgue.

Yavuz added that the Turkish embassy was making necessary arrangements to send the body back to Turkey.

In an earlier statement, Djibouti's Interior Ministry said a French national was killed in the bombing along with two Somali bombers.

A man and a woman detonated two cars outside a French restaurant in Al-Menelik district, a government official told AA on Saturday.

The restaurant is usually frequented by foreign nationals, including American soldiers.

Djibouti hosts two major American and French military bases.

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