Ivory Coast leader to preside over emergency cabinet meeting

2016-03-14 11:14

Grand-Bassam - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is scheduled to preside over an emergency cabinet meeting Monday to respond to an by al-Qaeda extremists on a popular beach town that left 16 dead.

Sunday's attack on Grand-Bassam was the first of its kind in Ivory Coast.

Officials had been bracing for such a strike in the wake of similar assaults by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, in neighboring Burkina Faso and Mali.

Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said on state television on Sunday night that the 14 civilian victims came from countries including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, France, Germany and Mali.

Two Ivorian special forces and six assailants were also killed.

Bakayoko said it is too early to give information on the attackers. He said officials had seized mobile phones and other evidence.

Read more on:    al-qaeda  |  ivory coast  |  security

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.