Ivory Coast: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Claims Responsibility of Resort Beach Attack


Islamist militant group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb says is responsible for attack on Ivory Coast beach town on Sunday March 13, 2016.

Sixteen have been reported dead so far.


The dead include Fourteen civilians and two soldiers after gunmen stormed the popular weekend retreat and opened fire, Ivory coast  President Alassane Ouattara said.

“Six attackers came onto the beach in Bassam this afternoon … We have 14 civilians and two special forces soldiers who were unfortunately killed,” Ouattara said during a visit to the site. The six attackers were also killed, he said.

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