Four killed in attack on Ivory Coast candidate office

An opposition party official says four people were killed and 14 wounded after unidentified men armed with automatic weapons attacked the office of Ivory Coast`s presidential challenger.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 19:04 PM IST

Abidjan: An opposition party
official says four people were killed and 14 wounded after
unidentified men armed with automatic weapons attacked the
office of Ivory Coast`s presidential challenger.

Coulibaly Diomande, a local party security chief, said
today the men attacked Alassane Ouattara`s office late
yesterday after Ivory Coast`s electoral commission failed to
meet a 72-hour deadline to issue results from a tight
presidential runoff millions hoped would restore stability to
the world`s top cocoa producer.

Ouattara`s party accuses incumbent President Laurent
Gbagbo - whose mandate expired five years ago - of trying to
steal the long-awaited ballot. Gbagbo loyalists, apparently
fearing they don`t have enough votes for victory, have
prevented the commission from announcing results.

PTI