A victim of the attack on the beach resort in Ivory coast Didier Drogba and other football stars have shared their condolences with vic...
|A victim of the attack on the beach resort in Ivory coast|
Didier Drogba and other football stars have shared their condolences with victims of an attack on a beach resort in Ivory Coast.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed the attack. The gunmen have been "neutralised", officials say.
Gunmen mounted deadly attacks at three hotels in the beach resort city of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, shortly after noon on Sunday, according to the government. The government said 16 people were killed, including 14 civilians and two soldiers. Six attackers also died, the government said.
|A wounded child is surrouned by Ivorian security forces after heavily armed gunmen opened fire on March 13, 2016 at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam (AFP Photo/Sia Kambou)|
French President Francois Hollande, whose nation maintains a close relationship with Ivory Coast, said that at least one French citizen was among the dead.
Video from the scene -- about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the country's largest city, Abidjan -- appeared to show people fleeing from a hotel during the attack.
Drogba posted on instagram with the caption "R.I.P. To all the victims of these last terror attacks in Bassam and Ankara. Our thoughts goes to the families #sad #nowords". On loan CSKA Moscow striker also posted a photo sharing his condolence