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29 Aug 2018 | 09:44 AM UTC

Côte d'Ivoire: Village set ablaze near Katiola August 28

Côte d'Ivoire News Alert

Katiola residents set a nearby village on fire on August 28 to protest the disappearance of one of Katiola’s residents; retaliation attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Abidjan). COUNTRY/REGION Katiola


Some hundred residents of the town of Katiola located in the central part of the country, set on fire houses, looted, and stabbed people in the nearby village of Attienkaha, on Tuesday, August 28. Tens of people were killed in this attack and several others are reportedly injured. According to local sources, the incident occurred following the disappearance of one Katiola resident, for which Attienkaha residents are deemed responsible. Retaliation attacks are possible in the coming days. 


Individuals present in Katiola and its surroundings are advised to keep abreast of the situation and to adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities


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