Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Dotard: an educational insult

Read more

#TECH 24

Medtech: Repairing the human body

Read more

ENCORE!

Jennifer Lawrence on why she's unafraid to speak out

Read more

#THE 51%

Hola "Ellas Hoy" - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

A stroll through the Corsican city of Calvi, jewel of the Mediterranean

Read more

REPORTERS

The torment of Christians living in Syria’s Khabur valley

Read more

FOCUS

'Generation Merkel' yearns for continuity and stability

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Amazon rainforest pays heavy price for Brazil's political crisis

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Presidential election re-run pushed back to October 26th

Read more

Africa

Ivorian soldier killed in checkpoint attack

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-08-26

An Ivorian soldier was killed and another injured in an attack on a military checkpoint in the country's west on Saturday. Five assailants also died in the raid, which is the latest in a series of assaults on the army.

AFP - A solider and five assailants were on Saturday killed when a military checkpoint came under attack in southern Ivory Coast, a military source said, in the latest of a series of assaults.

"A checkpoint of the Republican Force (army) was attacked late morning at Irobo by men in a pick-up. A soldier was killed, another was injured and transferred to Abidjan. Five attackers were killed," the source told AFP.

The attack took place near Grand-Lahou 140 kilometres (85 miles) west of the economic capital Abidjan.

A string of recent attacks targeting the army have sparked a sharp rise in tension more than a year after the post-electoral crisis of December 2010 to April 2011 claimed 3,000 lives.

The government of President Alassane Ouattara has blamed supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo whose refusal to accept the election result led to the crisis.

Date created : 2012-08-25

  • IVORY COAST

    Gbagbo party HQ attacked in Ivory Coast

    Read more

  • IVORY COAST

    Several die in Ivory Coast army base raid

    Read more

  • IVORY COAST

    Hollande urges Ivory Coast’s Ouattara to seek reconciliation

    Read more

COMMENT(S)