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Ivory Coast: Extremists Kill 14 Civilians, 2 Special Forces – ABC News
Soldiers from Ivory Coast's Special Forces march in a military parade, marking Independence day, near the presidential palace in Abidjan August 7, 2012 REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast: Extremists Kill 14 Civilians, 2 Special Forces – ABC News

Armed men attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending tourists fleeing through the historic town of Grand-Bassam in an attack claimed by al-Qaida’s North Africa branch.

Bloody bodies were sprawled on the beach and witnesses described horrific scenes as a lazy weekend afternoon was shattered by the West Africa’s latest extremist strike.

Source: Ivory Coast: Extremists Kill 14 Civilians, 2 Special Forces – ABC News