In Ivory Coast How al Qaeda terrorists killed 5-yr-old boy begging for his life

Eye witness reports reveal that the boy had fallen to his knees, praying for his life during the terror attack on the tourist resort which has reportedly left a rising death toll of 18.

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Al Qaeda terrorist kills 5-yr-old boy

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News reports have revealed how a five-yr-old boy had been gunned down by suspected al Qaeda terrorists in a terrorist attack on a tourist resort in Ivory Coast on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

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Eye witness reports reveal that the boy had fallen to his knees, praying for his life during the terror attack on the tourist resort which has reportedly left a rising death toll of 18.

Six shooters had reportedly targeted hotels on a beach at Grand Bassam, a weekend retreat popular with westerners about 40 km (25 miles) east of the commercial capital Abidjan, before being killed in clashes with Ivorian security forces.

A survivor who had reportedly seen the attack unfold revealed, saying:

"They killed a child despite him kneeling down and begging. They shot a woman in the chest. They've killed innocent people."

Another witness identified as Marcel Guy, also revealed that a man with a long beard had spoken to two children in Arabic, sparing the life of the one who had been able to recite an Islamic prayer.

Guy added:

"The Christian boy was shot and killed right in front of my eyes"

Ivory Coast's President, Alassane Ouattara, reveals that, of the 16 people who had been gunned down in the resort popularly visited by Westerners, 14 had been civilians with two others revealed to be special forces soldiers.

Outtara added:

"I am very proud of our security forces who reacted so fast... The toll could've been much heavier."

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The heavily armed, balaclava clad shooters had reportedly yelled 'Allah Akbar' before they had opened fired on the guests at the L'Etoile du Sud [Southern Star] hotel which had been full of expatriates at the time.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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