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Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

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A general view of the Etoile du Sud hotel in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast March 13, 2016. Legnan Koula/EPA
The attack bears grim similarities to the Islamist gun and grenade assault on a Tunisian beach resort last June

GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (Mar. 14, 2016) — Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday, March 13, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa.

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