Three killed, 91 injured in Madagascar ‘terror blast’

Antananarivo—A toddler died in hospital Monday following a grenade attack in Madagascar’s capital, bringing the death toll to three in what the president called “an act of terrorism”.
The blast struck the Mahamasina municipal stadium in Antananarivo at around 1600 GMT Sunday, just as a free concert was taking place to mark the nation’s 56th anniversary of independence from France.
According to the gendarmerie, the attack immediately killed two teenagers aged 16 and 18. “There are now three dead,” including the 14-month-old girl who died of her wounds, Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana said Monday, adding that 91 people were injured in the attack and an enquiry was under way.
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who visited the wounded in hospital, blamed the attack on tensions with political opponents in the Indian Ocean island nation.—APP

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