The hand of a person killed is seen after an attack in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Penney - RTX28ZDJ

Why did Al-Qaeda attack the Ivory Coast?

Plagued by civil wars, coups and massive foreign debt, life in the Ivory Coast has not been in easy in recent years.

Its one saving grace, as its citizens look to nearby countries like Mali and Nigeria, is that they have spared the kind of Islamic terrorism that is tearing much of the rest of west Africa apart.

Now, though, courtesy of Sunday afternoon’s bloodshed at the country’s Grand Bassam beach resort, Ivory Coast joins the growing club of nations to have experienced random mass slaughter by masked men chanting “Allah Akbar”.

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  • Clink9

    Why Did Al-Qaeda Attack The Ivory Coast?

    Because it was there.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Why not?

  • Exile1981

    Because they are muslim.