Stadium explosion kills two in Madagascar

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At least two people were killed in a grenade explosion in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo during the country’s national day celebrations, officials say.

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina called the blast that left over 80 others wounded a “terrorist act”, and blamed it on “political divergences”.

The blast happened during a free concert at the Mahamasina Stadium where a military parade had earlier been held.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the explosion.