UN: 4 more dead in western Ivory Coast clashes

AP News
Posted: Nov 03, 2011 12:37 PM

A spokesman for the United Nations mission in Ivory Coast says clashes are continuing in the country's troubled west, where another four people have been killed during the past week.

The violence pitted members of the Bete ethnic group, the ethnicity of Ivory Coast's ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, against ethnic groups like the Baoule that backed Gbagbo's rival, current President Alassane Ouattara.

U.N. spokesman Hamadoun Toure said Thursday that two people were killed each in two separate incidents.

Ivory Coast descended into months of upheaval after Gbagbo refused to concede defeat following the presidential runoff in November. Even after Ouattara was allowed to take office, violence has plagued the country's west.