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Gunfire Reported as Ivory Coast Tries to End Special Forces Revolt | Voice of America

Gunfire Reported as Ivory Coast Tries to End Special Forces Revolt | Voice of America

Residents reported gunfire for a second straight day in a southeast Ivory Coast town on Wednesday as officials tried to end the latest mutiny by security forces over pay.

Businesses and schools were closed after a short burst of gunfire in the morning, said Monique Yao, a hospital worker in Adiake. The town is nearly 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of the country’s commercial hub, Abidjan.

Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi said discussions were ongoing between the special forces in Adiake and their commander, Gen. Lassina Doumbia.

Source: Gunfire Reported as Ivory Coast Tries to End Special Forces Revolt