Ivory Coast arrests 15, seeks leader of al Qaeda beach attack

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 22, 2016 1:14 PM

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast authorities have arrested 15 people in connection with an attack earlier this month on a beach resort town that killed 19 people and was claimed by al Qaeda, a state prosecutor said on Tuesday.

They were still seeking the suspected ring-leader, however.

Prosecutor Richard Adou said a judge was preparing both domestic and international arrest warrants for other suspects in the attack, which targeted the town of Grand Bassam on March 13.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa; Writing by Joe Bavier; editing by John Stonestreet)