Two killed, 80 wounded in Madagascar 'terror blast'

Wounded people sit at the University Hospital of Antananarivo (HJRA) to receive first aid after a bomb blast around 7.30 pm local time at Mahamasina Stadium during Malagasy Independence Day causing 84 wounded and 2 dead on June 26, 2016Two people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a grenade attack in Madagascar’s capital Sunday during the country’s national day celebrations, in what the president called “an act of terrorism”. The blast struck the Mahamasina municipal stadium in Antananarivo at around 1600 GMT, just as a free concert was taking place to mark the nation’s 56th anniversary of independence from France. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who visited the injured victims in hospital, blamed the attack on tensions with political opponents in the Indian Ocean island nation.

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