Ivory Coast Arrests 4 People Following Militant Attack, APA Says

Ivory Coast authorities arrested four people suspected of involvement in a militant attack that left 18 people dead last week, Agence de Presse Africaine reported, citing security sources it didn’t identify.

Three Malian citizens and an Ivory Coast national were apprehended in the commercial capital Abidjan, according to the news agency. The mastermind of the assault is believed to be hiding in neighboring Mali, APA said.

Militants opened fire at a popular beach in the city of Grand Bassam, a weekend gateway about 30 kilometers from Abidjan, last Sunday. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for the attack, as well as similar raids in Mali and Burkina Faso.

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