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Gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast’s second city Bouake

The reporter said the shooting broke out near the cultural centre where the leaders of the mutineers were due to meet with Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi during a protest by Bouake residents against the revolt.

By: Reuters | Abidjan | Published: January 13, 2017 5:31:48 pm
FILE-In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Ivory Coast troops provide security during an election rally of Ivory Coast incumbent President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.  Some unidentified soldiers have launched mutinies in three cities across this West African country on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, demanding higher pay and bringing the threat of unrest back to Africa's fastest-growing economy, authorities said. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File) File Photo: Oct. 23, 2015, Ivory Coast troops provide security during an election rally of Ivory Coast incumbent President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

Gunfire erupted in Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake, on Friday, ahead of talks between the defence minister and disgruntled soldiers who staged a two-day mutiny last week, a Reuters witness said.

The reporter said the shooting broke out near the cultural centre where the leaders of the mutineers were due to meet with Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi during a protest by Bouake residents against the revolt.

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