Four gunmen armed with machine guns and hand grenades killed at least 12 people at a popular tourist report in Ivory Coast.
The heavily armed, shooters opened fired on guests at the L’Etoile du Sud [Southern Star] hotel which was full of expats.
Josiane Sekongo, 25, who lives across from one of the town’s many beachfront hotels, described the shocking moment the attack took place.
She ran outside after hearing gun fire and saw people sprinting away from the beach to hide in their homes, moments before the security forces arrived.
‘I saw seven dead that I filmed. There were four attackers. I was swimming when it started and I ran away,’ Dramane Kima a local who filmed the bodies on Bassam’s shore told Reuters..
The country’s Government said six armed men have been ‘neutralised’ following attacks on three different hotels. No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack.