At least 6 gunned down in Western tourist hotspot

At least six victims were murdered by gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles in a shooting attack in Africa's Ivory Coast on Sunday, which targeted the Grand Bassam beach resort that is often frequented by Western tourists, according to reports.

Several witnesses revealed the attackers shouted "Allahu akbar" ("Allah is greater" in Arabic) during the attack, reports the British Mirror.

Reports have indicated around ten gunmen were involved in the attack. It remains unclear what terrorist organization they may be affiliated to.

Witnesses told French media that the shooting started in a local hotel.

So far there are no reports of any Israeli tourists being caught in the attack.

Grand Bassam is located around 30 kilometers (over 18 miles) east of Abidjan, the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast. Grand Bassam is a UNESCO heritage site, and in the late 19th century CE was briefly the capital of the African nation when it was a French colony.

Sunday's attack comes around two months after Islamist terrorists murdered dozens in a hotel and cafe commonly visited by foreigners in Ouagadougou, the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso.


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