Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mortar rounds impacting hotel Ouattara in Ivory Coast

.- The hotel of the city of Abidjan where he is a refugee on the latest winner of presidential elections in Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, was hit Saturday by firing a mortar, an official told Reuters the United Nations. "Mortars are impacting the Golf Hotel," said the official in a text message, asking not to be identified.

The official said there were no injuries on site and that the shooting appeared to have come from the area where the presidential palace in Abidjan. Ouattara won the November presidential election by eight percentage points, according to results certified by the UN, but his opponent Laurent Gbagbo rejected the outcome talking about fraud and accused the UN of interfering in Ivorian affairs.

Since then, the country is plunged into chaos. Gbagbo loyalists regained ground on Saturday and came close to where it is hidden Ouattara United Nations said.

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