Cote d'Ivoire

At least four shot dead at Côte d'Ivoire opposition office

Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon

At least four people were shot dead at the office of Côte d'Ivoire opposition party candidate Alassane Ouattara's offices in Abidjan on Thursday, as tensions rise over delayed vote results. Armed men stormed a local office of supporters Ouattara in the the Yopougon district of Abidjan, the capital.


"People started yelling and armed men started shooting," said one witness, who did not identify the gunmen.

An official of Ouattara's RDR party,  told the AFP news agency that at least eight people had been killed. The army has confirmed killing four people and injuring 14 after being fired on.

Amnesty International confirms at least four people were killed.

A hospital says at least 15 people were injured.

The tense situation in the country is following a delay in the results of the presidential run-off election in Côte d'Ivoire. Very few preliminary results have been released as of Thursday.

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