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Seven civilians killed, scores wounded in Djibouti clashes

At least seven civilians were killed and scores of people wounded in clashes in Djibouti, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, insisting the situation was now under control a day after the unrest.

world Updated: Dec 22, 2015 19:40 IST
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Djibouti clashes,Buldhoqo district,Mahamoud Ali Youssouf
At least 9 were killed in the violence flared before dawn on Monday when police broke up a traditional religious ceremony in Buldhoqo district, close to the capital Djibouti, trying to move the people to a better site.(Twitter/@addisgazetta)

At least seven civilians were killed and scores of people wounded in clashes in Djibouti, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, insisting the situation was now under control a day after the unrest.

Violence flared before dawn on Monday when police broke up a traditional religious ceremony in Buldhoqo district, close to the capital Djibouti, trying to move the people to a better site, Djiboutian foreign minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf told AFP by telephone.

“There were hundreds of people who gathered there, carrying arms like knives and machetes, and also two of them had Kalashnikovs,” Youssouf said.

First Published: Dec 22, 2015 19:40 IST