Eight dead in Ivory Coast attack
4/26/2012 2:40:01 PM -
ABIDJAN (AFP) - Eight people were killed and ten of homes burned in an attack on a village in Ivory Coast's restive south-west bordering Liberia, a military source said.
The death toll was earlier been put at six and two people injured in the attack on Tuesday night in the village of Sakre.
Four attackers had been arrested, all of them sympathisers of ousted strongman Laurent Gbagbo, currently in custody at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.
A military source blamed the attack on Liberia-based Gbagbo "militias".
Gbagbo's refusal to cede power to Alassane Ouattara after 2010 polls sparked a bloodbath. According to the United Nations, some 3,000 people died in the violence -- 1,000 of them in the west.
The region still faces security problems, and some 170,000 people remain displaced, the UN says.
Clashes have pitted pro-Gbagbo militias and mercenaries against the forces of President Ouattara who this week promised reconciliation and accountability during a visit to the region.