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Heavy gunfire heard in Ivory Coast's commercial capital -witnesss
May 15, 2017 / 6:29 AM / 4 months ago

Heavy gunfire heard in Ivory Coast's commercial capital -witnesss

ABIDJAN, May 15 (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire erupted in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Abidjan early on Monday, witnesses said, amid a military operation aimed at ending a mutiny by soldiers demanding bonus payments.

“I’ve been hearing the sound of Kalashnikovs and a heavier weapon. That began at around 5 a.m. (0500 GMT) and it’s lasted an hour. It’s intense,” said one Abidjan resident, who lives near the U.S. embassy and the presidential residence. (Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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