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Wed May 25 16:58:54 SAST 2016

Ivory Coast security forces "neutralise six terrorists", minister says

Reuters | 13 March, 2016 20:40
"For the moment, we have a total of 12 dead, including four Europeans ... We don't know yet if there are others. File photo
Image by: JOE PENNEY / REUTERS

Ivory Coast's security forces "neutralised six terrorists" on Sunday after a deadly attack on a beach resort town that left around a dozen people dead, Interior Minister Hamed Bakayoko said.

"Three hotels in Grand Bassam were attacked this Sunday by armed men. Security and defence forces intervened immediately and were able to neutralise six terrorists.

"For the moment, we have a total of 12 dead, including four Europeans ... We don't know yet if there are others. We are doing clean-up operations right now," the officer told security forces during a briefing attended by a Reuters reporter.

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