January 9, 2018 / 8:32 PM / in 11 days

Heavy gunfire at military camps in Ivory Coast's second city

ABIDJAN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire erupted at two military bases in Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake, late on Tuesday, residents and a local member of parliament said.

“I‘m hearing very intense shooting from machineguns,” said Bouake resident Georges Kouame. “There are also explosions from heavy weapons.” (Reporting by Ange Aboa and Joe Bavier; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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