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Gunfire Erupts as Soldiers Hold Ivory Coast City in Pay Dispute

Heavy gunfire erupted early Saturday near the main military camp in Ivory Coast’s second largest city, Bouake, where disgruntled soldiers launched an uprising a day earlier over salaries and bonuses, a resident and a soldier said. “The shooting is very heavy right now at the 3rd Battalion. I’m nearby and I hear it like it was right next to us,” resident Konan Benoit told Reuters by telephone as gunfire could be heard on the line. The renegade soldiers have controlled the city of around...

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