- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (AP) - The Latest on Ivory Coast beach attack. (all times local):

13:15

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara met with Cabinet ministers and his National Security Council on Monday for an emergency meeting following the attack by Islamic extremists on the beach resort town of Grand-Bassam which killed 16. The Twitter feed for Ouattara’s his office said a minute of silence was observed during the meeting.

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12:55 p.m.

The German news agency is reporting that the German woman who was killed in Ivory Coast was the head of the Goethe Institute there. The news agency reported that Henrike Grohs, 51, headed the German language and culture institute in Ivory Coast since 2013.

Other foreigners among the 16 killed in the attack by Islamic extremists include people from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, France and Mali.

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12:40 p.m.

Ivory Coast security forces briefly cleared a section of beach in Grand-Bassam on Monday after receiving reports that explosives had been found there.

Authorities roped off two small sections of the beach at La Nouvelle Paillote hotel, one of three hotels targeted in Sunday’s attack by Islamic extremists that left 16 dead.

Witnesses said the explosives were found near where two of the attackers were shot dead by Ivorian special forces Sunday afternoon. Officials have said six assailants were killed. The beach was re-opened about 30 minutes later.


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