VIDEO Several Dead After Gunmen Attack Ivory Coast Beach Resort
The Ivory Coast army are on the scene after hostages have reportedly been taken

VIDEO Several Dead After Gunmen Attack Ivory Coast Beach Resort

Several people are feared dead after at least four gunmen attacked a beach resort in the Ivory Coast.

At least seven people are reported dead and several others injured near the Hotel Etoile du Sud, in the coastal city of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with Western tourists.

In a now-deleted post on social media, the Ivory Coast government confirmed there were at least 11 casualties, including a five-year-old child.

Witnesses reported hearing the gunmen shout “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) as they opened fire.

Local media reports the gunmen had entered the Hotel Etoile Du Sud, taking guests and staff hostage. 

The shooting started at the hotel Koral Beach and continued in nearby establishments, according to the website Ivorian Connection.

Images of the attack on social media show dead bodies on the beach, which has now been evacuated by the army. 

Grand-Bassam is around 40km (25 miles) east of the country’s economic capital, Abidjan. 

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