Four French nationals killed in Ivory Coast beach resort attack


President Hollande confirmed four French deaths among the 18 people killed by gunmen in an attack claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

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Ivory Coast soldiers armed with assault rifles patrolled the deserted beaches of a resort town on Monday, a day after gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch killed 18 people, the third major al-Qaeda attack in West Africa in four months, reports Reuters.