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At least 14 killed on beach in Ivory Coast resort town

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

ivorycoast Grand Bassam beachUnidentified gunmen staged an attack on a beach at a resort town in the West African country of Ivory Coast on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, including tourists and two soldiers.

The shooting took place at Grand Bassam, a weekend retreat for Abidjan residents and foreigners, about 40km east of the commercial capital Abidjan. Its beaches, bars and hotels are popular with Westerners.

"Six attackers came onto the beach in Bassam this afternoon ... We have 14 civilians and two special forces soldiers who were unfortunately killed," said President Alassane Ouattara.

Source: Agencies

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