Shooting at Abobo market leaves many dead

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Heavy shooting at the Abobo market in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, left between 25 and 30 dead Thursday, according to a statement issued by the UN Operation in Cote d 'Ivoire (UNOCI).

The statement said the shooting, which also left between 40 and 60 wounded, was believed to have come from the camp of incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to relinquish power despite pressure from the international community which recognizes Alassane Ouattara as winner of November's presidential election.

The UN mission has expressed outrage at such atrocities against innocent civilians.

The perpetrators of these atrocities, which constitute flagrant violations of human rights, will  not get away with murder, UNOCI warned, promising to take "appropriate measures to prevent, in future, such unacceptable acts in accordance with its mandate to protect civilians."
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18 march 2011 11:13:05

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