Suspected Liberian gunmen seize Ivorian village, kill eight

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Posted: May 16, 2014 4:53 AM

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least eight people, including five civilians, were killed when gunmen believed to have come from Liberia seized a border village in western Ivory Coast, the parliamentarian for the area said on Friday.

"The information that I have for the moment is that five villagers were killed," MP Yaya Coulibaly told Reuters by telephone.

"I've just learned from the FRCI (Ivorian army) on the scene that three soldiers were killed at the beginning of the fighting," he added.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Catherine Evans)