Ivory Coast arrests two soldiers for suspected links to al Qaeda

ABIDJAN- Two soldiers have been arrested in Ivory Coast accused of failing to denounce suspected members of an al Qaeda cell that killed 19 people in a March attack on a beach resort town, military officials said on Thursday.


The raid on Grand Bassam, 40 km (25 miles) from the commercial capital, Abidjan, by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the jihadist group's North African affiliate, was the furthest yet from its traditional desert base.


Authorities in Ivory Coast and neighbouring Mali have arrested a number of suspects since the attack.


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