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Ivory Coast Attack: Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility

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Gunmen attack at a hotel in the Ivory Coast on Sunday was orchestrated by the Islamist organization al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the terrorist organization that claimed the responsibility for the attack which resulted in 11 killings and several injuries.

Security forces drive towards Grand Bassam in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 13, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The West African hotel suffered for the third time since November by similar incidents at hotels all of which included killings. Mali's Radisson hotel was attacked by al-Qaeda affiliated militants who left 20 tourists and civilians dead. The group's main target is allies of France as it pledged to carry on attacks and didn't stop at an assault in Burkina Farso in February.

"In a message posted on its Telegram channels on March 13, 2016, the group reported that three `heroes' from its group were able to storm the resort," according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online communications by militant groups.

According to different sources, AQIM killed at least 14 civilians, 6 militants and two soldiers in the recent attack.

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