From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 28 2009 - 08:46:10 EST
Eritrea govt says bomb kills two, wounds eight
28 Feb 2009 09:36:30 GMT
NAIROBI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A bomb has killed two people and wounded
eight at a restaurant in western Eritrea in a rare attack in the Red Sea
state, the government said on Saturday.
There was no immediate independent confirmation of the attack, which the
information ministry's website www.shabait.com said happened on
Wednesday. It said police were investigating.
"Two people were killed and eight others seriously injured when a bomb
exploded at a restaurant in Haikota semi-urban centre," it said, adding
that the wounded had been brought to the capital Asmara for treatment.
It gave no other details.
Eritrea blamed Ethiopia for an earlier bomb attack in January 2008 that
killed one person and wounded several others in another market town near
the western border.
The two Horn of Africa neighbours fought a 1998-2000 frontier war that
killed some 70,000 people. Tensions between Addis Ababa and Asmara
remain high, and both governments routinely accuse each other of
supporting rebel groups.
Haikota is 200 km (125 miles) west of Eritrea's capital. (Writing by
Jack Kimball; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Elizabeth Piper)
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