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Twelve dead in Ivory Coast resort town attack

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 00:44

At least 12 people including four Europeans are said to be dead after gunmen open fire on beachgoers in the Ivory Coast at the resort town of Grand-Bassam. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Ivorian police and one witness say at least 12 people were killed after gunmen opened fire on beachgoers at the resort town of Grand-Bassam. Among the dead were four Europeans. The country's Interior Minister said security forces had "neutralized" what he said were six "terrorists" and police said they were doing clean-up operations in the aftermath of the attack. Their was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. High-end hotels and resorts in West African nations like Ivory Coast increased security in January after high-profile attacks by Islamists in Mali and Burkina Faso targeting venues frequented by Westerners and other expats.

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Twelve dead in Ivory Coast resort town attack

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 00:44