Ivory Coast official accuses UN of killing officer
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 20:47
Abidjan (Ivory Coast): A military spokesman in Ivory Coast is accusing a UN peacekeeper of fatally shooting a police officer.

Col Hilaire Gohourou, who is loyal to the incumbent leader who refuses to cede power in the volatile West African nation, made the allegation on state television yesterday.

The report comes amid concerns that foreigners, including UN personnel, are coming under growing threat of attack in Ivory Coast.

A notorious youth leader yesterday called on citizens of Ivory Coast to barricade their neighbourhoods and chase out foreigners.

The UN says incumbent Laurent Gbagbo lost the November presidential election, and has been providing protection to his rival, Alassane Ouattara.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 20:47

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