Power structures côte d’ivoire eliminated six terrorists opened fire on tourists on the beach in Grand Basam. About it reports on Sunday evening, 13 March, Reuters with reference to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of this African country Hamed Bakayoko.
The militants, according to the Minister, attacked three hotels, currently, the special operation continues. As said the President of côte d’ivoire Alassane Ouattara, the attack killed 14 civilians and two commandos.
Responsibility for the attack was taken by the branch, not the terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, reports Reuters with reference to the organization SITE, which monitors Islamic militant activity.
The attack in côte d’ivoire, a former French colony, was condemned by French President Francois Hollande. He called the incident “a cowardly attack” and expressed readiness to assist côte d’ivoire any help in the investigation of crime and the search involved in it.
On March 13, the city of Grand-Bassam was attacked by a group of armed men. According to witnesses, at least 13 militants landed on the coast with boats and opened fire on camping on the beach at the hotel Etoile du Sud, and visitors to the nearby restaurants and cafes.
According to preliminary data, among the dead are four Europeans, also wounded five people in Lebanon.
The Russian Embassy in côte d’ivoire is currently determining if any of the victims in the attack the Russians, RIA Novosti reported.