Al Qaeda Militants Stopped for Beers Before Launching Deadly Beach Attack in Ivory Coast
Four men arrived in a Ford saloon car at a beachside bar around noon on Sunday, according to a waiter at the establishment, before launching the attack that killed 18 people.
Bloody Attacks on Ivory Coast Hotels Raise Profile of African al Qaeda Branch
This is the third time in recent months that the North African-based group al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for an attack on soft targets in West Africa.
Breaking: Gunmen Open Fire on Popular Ivory Coast Resort
Gunmen reportedly entered a popular beach resort in Grand Bassam on the Ivory Coast on Sunday and opened fire, according to news agencies. The number of casualties is unclear.