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Minst 12 mennesker ble drept, hvorav fire vestlige, da maskerte jihadister stormet to luksushotell i Elfenbenkysten søndag. Målet er åpenbart å skremme utlendinger og ødelegge økonomien.

Seks jihadister skal være drept. Men de rakk å gjøre stor skade.

The gunfire reportedly occurred near a hotel in Grand-Bassam and several people were wounded, diplomatic sources told Reuters.

The attackers, who were «heavily armed and wearing balaclavas, fired at guests at the L’Etoile du Sud, a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave,» a witness told AFP.

«I saw seven dead that I filmed. There were four attackers. I was swimming when it started and I ran away,» said Dramane Kima, who showed video of the carnage to Reuters. He also took pictures of grenades and ammunition clips he believed were left behind by the gunmen.

A receptionist at the L’Etoile du Sud hotel said the attacks happened on the beach.

«We don’t know where they came from, and we don’t know where they’ve gone,» he said of the gunmen.

Everyone in the hotel was safe, said the receptionist, who would not give his name.

The attackers, who were «heavily armed and wearing balaclavas, fired at guests at the L’Etoile du Sud, a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave,» a witness told AFP.

«I saw seven dead that I filmed. There were four attackers. I was swimming when it started and I ran away,» said Dramane Kima, who showed video of the carnage to Reuters. He also took pictures of grenades and ammunition clips he believed were left behind by the gunmen.

A receptionist at the L’Etoile du Sud hotel said the attacks happened on the beach.

«We don’t know where they came from, and we don’t know where they’ve gone,» he said of the gunmen.

Everyone in the hotel was safe, said the receptionist, who would not give his name.

Det er merkelig at byråene og lokale fortsatt snakker som om det er uklart hvem angriperne representerer. Navnet er uvesentlig. De er jihadister med felles mål: De fører total krig mot sivile og myndighetene. Svevende svar styrker deres posisjon og svekker motstandsviljen.

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Foto: Byen Grand Bassam er full av historiske bygninger som står på UNESCOs verdensarvliste.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/13/gunmen-storm-ivory-coach-beach-resort.html