Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate claimed a deadly attack by heavily-armed gunmen on the Ivory Coast resort of Grand-Bassam on Sunday that killed at least 16 people, US-based monitors said.
"By the grace of Allah and His granting of success, three heroes from the knights of Qaedat al-Jihad in the Islamic Maghreb were able to storm the tourist resort 'Grand Bassam,' situated east of the city of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast," the SITE Intelligence Group quoted Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb as saying in a post.
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