Gbagbo allies behind wave of attacks in Ivory Coast: Interior Minister

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 07, 2017 11:30 AM

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A group of allies of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one living in exile in neighboring Ghana, are behind a wave of attacks on security installations this year, the Interior Minister said on Thursday.

Thirty-five people, a number of them soldiers, have been arrested for involvement in the "destabilization project", according to a statement released by Sidiki Diakite following a meeting of the National Security Council.

(Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Tim Cocks)