Six Killed in Fresh Attack on Abidjan Army Base
[An Nahar] A raid on an army base in Abidjan left at least six dead Monday, in the latest of a string of attacks targeting the military in the Ivory Coast economic capital.
President Alassane Ouattara
...the current president-for-life of Ivory Coast. He actually beat his predecessor in an election before having to eject him from the presidential palazzo....
has struggled to stabilize a country still awash with weapons and demobbed fighters, more than a year after the end of a deadly post-election crisis.
A firefight broke out at dawn around the Akouedo military camp in Abidjan's Cocody neighborhood, according to residents and officials who were unable to identify the attackers.
"Several gunnies attacked the Akouedo camp, breaking in before heading for the powder magazine," an official in Ivory Coast's military command said.
"The men posted in the camp had to regroup before retaliating. The attackers fled towards Bingerville," a nearby town, he said,
Four bodies could be seen strewn on the blood-splattered floor of a building at the entrance of the Akeoudo military camp and two others at a sentry post and another gate, an AFP correspondent reported.
All the victims were wearing military fatigues.
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