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Ivory Coast militia members burned alive

Two members of a feared militia gang loyal to President Laurent Gbagbo were burned alive in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan on Friday in an apparent act of mob justice, witnesses said. Residents surrounded the two members of the Patriotic Group for Peace (GPP), whose militants are often unemployed youths accused by locals of stealing and terrorising civilians, in Abidjan’s densely-populated suburb of Youpougon. “There was one who had a knife and tried to intimidate people,” Dominique Preyckah, a student, told Reuters. The two were quickly encircled by a mob. “They threw tires over them and set them on fire,” he said. Full Story

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