Two people left wounded by in shooting at Djibouti airport
Mogadishu (Harar24) – Two people were left wounded yesterday afternoon in a shooting incident at Djibouti’s airport as a Republican Guard opened fire a short while after the Djiboutian President left the airport who returned from Addis Ababa.
The shooting which left two people wounded, including President Ismael Omar Guelleh’s personal doctor Col. Idris Abdi Galab, was said to be a “personal row, not intending the President” according to Djibouti officials, who said the shooter was immediately apprehended and is in custody for further investigation.
The Djiboutian President who had by then already left the airport had just returned from his trip to Ethiopia, where he participated in a meeting with other leaders hosted by IGAD to press for a ceasefire for the conflict in South Sudan.
Djibouti, a small Eastern African country and a former French colony hosts the United States largest base in Africa from where it launches its operations targeting Islamic militants in Somalia and Yemen. In retaliation to this, the Al-Shabaab movement have recently carried out a bombing at a hotel popular with Westerners in Djibouti and threatened of further attacks.