Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities

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Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities
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Gunmen attacked military bases in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan and the northern city of Korhogo in the early hours of Saturday, but were repulsed, a senior military official said.

Three military sources blamed demobilised former rebel fighters – forces caught up in years of instability in Francophone West Africa’s most important economy – though no group claimed responsibility.

“There was an attack overnight at Abobo (north Abidjan), but there were no deaths. In Korhogo, three of the assailants were killed,” Colonel Zakaria Kone, commander of the Abobo camp, told Reuters by telephone. “The situation is now calm.”

He added that a police station in Abobo was also attacked, saying he did not know who had done it or for what motive.

The three military sources in the northern city of Bouake, which sent reinforcements to Korhogo, said the attackers were demobilised fighters from former rebels who controlled the...


Gunmen attack military bases in Ivory Coast cities


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