Find a list of your saved stories here

3 soldiers killed in attacks on barracks in Ivory Coast

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's army chief says disgruntled soldiers staged attacks at an army barracks in the country's northern town of Korhogo, killing at least three soldiers and wounding four others.

Gen. Sekou Toure said Saturday that arrests have been made after the morning fighting.

Korhogo resident Djakaridja Soro said shooting began early Saturday and the fighting was intense. Shots were also heard in the economic capital of Abidjan, where vehicles were taken from security forces on patrol.

The mutinying soldiers are former rebels who helped put the president in power after his predecessor refused to leave office after losing the 2010 election. The roughly 8,400 soldiers were integrated into the more than 20,000-strong Ivory Coast army, but divisions still remain.

The government reached a deal with them in May after street protests demanding pay.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent World stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast