Thursday 22 February 2018

Death Toll in Ivory Coast Attack at 21


Officials in Ivory Coast say a total of 21 people were killed in Sunday's attack by jihadist militants on a popular beach resort.

The country's Interior minister, Hamed Bakayoko, said Monday that the dead include 15 civilians, three soldiers and three gunmen. Thirty-three people were wounded.

Earlier reports put the number of gunmen at six. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Francois Dominique Delafosse, told VOA's French to Africa service that officials have no information that other assailants are in hiding.