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Vol 48 No 2

Published 19th January 2007

Côte d'Ivoire

Strangers in the night

Two gendarmes and a customs agent dead, a supposed assaillant killed by an angry mob and fears of a wave of new attacks: this is the aftermath of a night raid on 11-12 January by a so-far-unidentified group on Côte d'Ivoire's southeastern border town of Noé, across from Ghana.If this was simply an attack by smugglers, they were an effective bunch.

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