French Soldiers Clash with Gunmen in Ivory Coast

French troops traded fire with gunmen who attacked them in northern Ivory Coast on Tuesday, the French army said — the latest challenge to peacekeepers shoring up a peace deal in the divided West African country. Some of the group of about 15 unidentified attackers were wounded when the French responded after their armored vehicles came under machinegun fire some 30 miles south of the city of Korhogo, in the rebel-held north. French army spokesman Jacques Combarieu said no troops had been killed or wounded in the incident, which he said was the first time French soldiers had come under fire in Ivory Coast since June.Full Story

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