Egypt Condemns Cote d’Ivoire Terrorist Attack

The Arab Republic of Egypt has strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted a beach resort town in Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday and left scores of people dead and wounded.

In a statement on Monday 14/3/2016, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said the Egyptian government stands by the Ivorian government and people in the face of terrorism, calling on international community to intensify efforts to eliminate this phenomenon, which targets the security and stability of all parts of the world.

Six shooters targeted hotels on a beach at Grand Bassam, a weekend retreat popular with westerners about 40 km east of the commercial capital Abidjan, before being killed in clashes with Ivorian security forces, the government said.

“Six attackers came onto the beach in Bassam this afternoon,” Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara said during a visit to the site. “We have 14 civilians and two special forces soldiers who were unfortunately killed.”

Source: All Africa