Gunmen Carry Out Fatal Attacks at Hotels in Ivory Coast

March 13, 2016 6:48 PM

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Gunmen Carry Out Fatal Attacks at Hotels in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Gunmen stormed three resort hotels south of the capital here on Sunday afternoon in an attack that killed 16 people and pierced the calm that has prevailed in Ivory Coast in recent years.

The attacks took place in Grand-Bassam, a popular getaway for Ivorians and foreigners alike, where 14 people as well as two soldiers were killed, according to a spokeswoman for the president. She added that six terrorists had also died.

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