Several dead, houses razed amid ethnic fighting in Djibouti

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Several people have died and houses razed to the ground in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti amid intercommunal clashes, Anadolu Agency reported quoting an official.

“Several extremely serious criminal acts have been reported in these neighborhoods. Houses have been intentionally burned down and unfortunately, three people have died,” said prosecutor Lamisse Mohamed Said on national television following the fighting.

According to the report, several vehicles were also damaged in the violence that harmed innocent people as well.

Interior Minister Said Nouh Hassan said the violence amounted to “gratuitous delinquency” who had earlier spoken on national television citing “several deaths.”

These were “a few scuffles that were quickly brought under control” according to Souleiman Dahir, the mayor of the capital, quoted by local media.

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