Al Qaeda Says It Carried Out Ivory Coast Beach Attack as Revenge Against France

The militants said Sunday's raid in Grand Bassam, which killed 18 people, was meant as a warning for countries who have allied with France and its military operations in West Africa.


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.


Gunmen Killed 16 People at a Beach Resort in Ivory Coast on Sunday

A witness told AFP that the assailants were "heavily armed and wearing balaclavas." Some witnesses say they heard cries of "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.


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.