Somali militants plotting Djibouti attack: Britain

NAIROBI: Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab 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-Shebab 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 Shebab, 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-Shebab 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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