Gunmen Open Fire, Kill 16 At Hotels In Ivory Coast Beach Town
An intelligence network reports al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb is claiming credit for the deadly attack.By Katie Link, Matt Moreno | March 13, 2016
Gunmen opened fire at three hotels in the Ivory Coast on Sunday afternoon, killing 16 people.
Fourteen civilians and two special forces soldiers were killed in the attacks in the beach town of Grand-Bassam. The country's interior minister told local media that the six gunmen had been "neutralized" by soldiers who responded to the scene.
The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan said there's no evidence any American citizens were harmed.