At least five dead in Ivory Coast attack

2016-03-13 19:14
Some of the attackers' weapons. (Lopez Dobe, via Twitter)

Some of the attackers' weapons. (Lopez Dobe, via Twitter)

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Grand-Bassam - At least five people were killed on Sunday when heavily-armed gunmen opened fire in the Ivory Coast resort town of Grand-Bassam, leaving bodies strewn on the beach.

"At the moment there are five dead," a military source said on condition of anonymity after the assault in the resort popular with Westerners.

An AFP photographer said he saw seven bodies on the beach and another in the Etoile du Sud (Southern Star) hotel, one of the establishments attacked in the former colonial capital.

It is the third major attack on a tourism centre in a West African country since November. The other attacks have been in Mali and Burkina Faso.

Read more on:    ivory coast  |  burkina faso  |  mali  |  west africa

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