Al-Shabaab planning more Djibouti attacks

Al-Shabaab insurgents

Nairobi, Kenya – Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab insurgents are planning further attacks in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, Britain warned Thursday, after suicide bombers last month attacked a crowded restaurant.

“There are credible reports that al-Shabaab plan, and have the capability, to attack targets in Djibouti, including Western interests,” the Foreign Office said, noting “there is a high threat from terrorism” in the port city.

Troops from Djibouti are part of the African Union force in Somalia fighting the Al-Shabaab, and Djibouti’s port also serves as a key base for ships taking part in international anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast.

“Djibouti and Western interests within Djibouti may be seen as a legitimate target by al-Shabaab because of its support to the Somali government and its participation in the African Union peacekeeping mission,” the Foreign Office statement said…

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