16 dead in attack on beach resort in Ivory Coast

  • At least 16 people were killed in a gun attack led by al-Qaeda-linked militants on a beach resort in Ivory Coast. According to media reports, the gunmen attacked beachgoers in Grand Bassam, which is located approximately 25 miles from Abidjan. Of those killed, four were Westerners, including a French and a German national. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility for the attack