Ivory Coast Boosts Security After al-Qaeda Attack Leaves 21 Dead

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  • Assault is third on hotels in West Africa since November
  • Seaside town is popular weekend getaway, close to Abidjan

A photo taken by a witness at the scene shows the victims of a fusillade being loaded on a pick-up truck in front of a hotel in Grand-Bassam, on March 13, 2016 after heavily armed gunmen opened fire.

Photographer: Stringer/AFP via Getty Images

Ivory Coast increased security in its commercial capital, Abidjan, and tightened its borders after militants linked to al-Qaeda led an attack on hotels popular with foreigners on Sunday.

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