Holidaymakers were slow to comprehend Ivory Coast attack

March 14, 2016 6:11 PM

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GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast — It began like any other Sunday in this beach town: Kingor Nanan was preparing the Jah Live Reggae bar and restaurant for the day. A few customers had arrived, and he was sitting out front.

Then, before 1 p.m., he heard popping sounds, like firecrackers. A man wielding an assault rifle walked through the sandy alley that runs past the club to the beach.

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