Madagascan FM's house suffers grenade attacks

22:04, October 25, 2010      

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The house of Madagascar's Foreign Minister Hypolite Ramaroson suffered grenade attacks at the weekend, local media reported on Monday.

The residence was hit at 8 p.m on Saturday in the capital Antananarivo, when the minister happened to be elsewhere, the Midi Madagasikara newspaper said.

It said two hand grenades were thrown at the house by unknown attackers without mentioning the destruction.

No official statement has been made ever since either by the family or the security forces, who rushed to the scene for investigation after the raid.

Ramaroson was the hand picked by former president Marc Ravalomanana to succeed him under the guidance of the military on March 17. Four hours later, Ramaroson handed over power to the current transitional president Andry Rajoelina.

He was appointed as the foreign minister by Rajoelina on Feb. 24, following the resignation of his predecessor Ny Hasina Andriamanjato.



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