As many as 16 people, including four Europeans, were killed in a terror attack at the L'Étoile du Sud hotel in Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast. The six attackers were dressed in balaclavas and armed with AK-47's and grenades. They were later killed by government troops. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility. The hotel was expecting the arrival of an American delegation led by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Marcus Jadotte.
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