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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Photos: Armed gunmen attack a beach resort in Ivory Coast killing at least 16 people

At least 16 people have been confirmed dead after six gunmen attacked beach goers outside three hotels in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam on Sunday, March 12.

L'Etoile du Sud hotel, the Wharf Hotel and Hotel La Taverne were the targets. Grand Bassam is located about 40km(25 miles) east of the country's commercial capital Abidjan. Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said the gunmen have been neutralized in the police operation so far.
 "Three hotels in Grand Bassam were attacked this Sunday by armed men. Security and defense forces intervened immediately and were able to neutralize six terrorists. The clean-up operation is under way," Bakayoko said on state television. 
The assailants, who were "heavily armed and wearing balaclavas, fired at guests at the L'Etoile du Sud (Southern Star), a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave," a witness told AFP.
 A combined total of sixteen people, including fourteen civilians and two soldiers, were killed in the attack, 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,” said Ouattara, who visited the site where the assault took place.
A police source told Reuters earlier that there were “four Europeans” among the victims. Earlier, another witness told Reuters that he saw at least seven corpses.
"I saw seven dead that I filmed. There were four attackers. I was swimming when it started and I ran away,”"said the witness, who managed to shoot a video at the site. 
One person killed in the shooting was a French citizen, according to France’s Foreign Ministry.
"France will bring its logistical support and intelligence to Ivory Coast to find the attackers. It will pursue and intensify its cooperation with its partners in the fight against terrorism," French President Francois Hollande said.
According to Mauritian newspaper al-Akhbar, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Mourabitoune has taken responsibility for the attack.

40 comments:

Di Mateo Xavie said...

World don d end

Jamila Shaibu said...

Whaoooo!! Soo sad




Aunty Linda abeg u plz help me with 50k to start a business

Richard Afon Yinkå said...

Terror everywhere, holy spirit take over the world


#reeshahr

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Too bad.
R.I.P to the dead.


#FINEST

Anonymous said...

This is the problem with most African countries, they never take proactive measures to defend their people. And imagin the language the authorities are using to mislead the people? Tell me, what do they have in mind when they used the " neutralize" when the perpetrators are still at large? This is the same kind of problem Nigeria is facing.

Olaaliu said...

Evil everywhere

STERN said...

"Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Mourabitoune has taken responsibility for the attack" GBAM! that's all I wanted to hear..
BUT why are muslims like this? If i curse una say all of una must die, they will say I am wicked. You all deserve to be cursed throughout the rest of your lives.
This world would definitely be a better place without any of you Devilish hearts.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dis world don pafuka finish. God help us all. Linda take note!

haters-slayer o said...

Chai!rip to the dead

freeborn zinalima said...

May God save Nigeria from Muslim the world most dangerous wicked terrorist and pedophile religion.




















#sad indeed

Miriam Aguzie said...

So sad#Lindangwanu#

favour ezeh said...

This is wickedness.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wat for?


...merited happiness

udeze obumneme said...

Hmmm

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

So terrible.

Unknown said...

Wow This is interesting

Anonymous said...

Animals in action again. Even animals in the bush don't kill others fellow animals to talk about animals at home. How can human beings turned to bush animals.

Damolia De Best said...

Awwww ????
So Sad may their Soul Rest IN Peace !!!






Damolia.DEW

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Nawaooo war everywhere

Ogenah Boris said...

Bad news everywhere. God is in control

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

So bad, rip to the dead one

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmm,na wa o. Ivory Coast again? Terrorism everywhere. It's obvious d world is coming to an end








LIB ADDICT#just passing#

livingstone chibuike said...

End time is here

sanrock said...

These devils everywhere.......smh...RIP to the lost souls

ukwumaka theophilus said...

No where is safe again? Wicked and heartless people everywhere.







Busy Fingers.

Oshios Baba said...

Dis evil pple everywhere,God tk over this fight and protect everyone of us in Jesus name Amen

Barr. Joe said...

...And they were chanting Allah Akbar. Islam and terrorism.

Anonymous said...

Islam this your wicked religion will be extinct soon by the special grace of God. I have not encountered a religion or group of believers so evil. So devilish heartless and bloodthirsty. Destroying nations everywhere. Killing innocent people every week. Muslims/islam synonymous with the same vil

Halima said...

I am sorry to say this but any right thinking human should stop practicing islam. What has this religion taught us? I'm glad almost all my family members are now christians. A religion that a lot of its followers are killing for their and in the name of their god allah needs to be ran away from. Something is wrong somewhere. One too many cannot be wrong. It means most muslims silently believe the same thing. Smart people need to stop practicing islam before the curse awarded to the devilish ones affects them all whether they've killed before or not

Unknown said...

wow this is interesting. she is beautiful

Anonymous said...

They will not come out to comment and protest.....animals. Kill one Muslim or put the animal in the jail. They will come out to protest.

Barth Olisa said...

Taking proactive measures is like frisking every Muslim you see on the road. Not every Muslim is a terrorist but every terrorist is a Muslim.

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Why naa. More Instagram followers for you

chommy said...

May der souls rest in peace. Linda observe!

Ayo-Akin said...

This is serious WAHALA!

Chima Livinus said...

God help our nation

Pretty face said...

This is bad o

Nweme Jonathan Eyo said...

evil men everywhere, well the bible has said it already.. it the signs of the last days, may God keep and guild us, our families and loved ones from evil men Ämen

PrettyChi said...

RIP to d dead

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