January 7, 2017 / 2:42 PM / 6 months ago

Mutinying soldiers enter Ivory Coast military HQ, defence ministry - source

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Trucks are seen parked along a road in Djebonoua, near Bouake, as disgruntled soldiers demanding salary increases seized the city of Bouake, Ivory Coast, January 6, 2017.Thierry Gouegnon

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Mutinying soldiers entered Ivory Coast's military headquarters and the compound housing the defence ministry on Saturday and were firing shots in the air, said a diplomatic source who saw them.

"There's a lot of shooting in the air inside the ministry of defence," the source said. "It's in the hands of the bad guys."

Reporting by Joe Bavier; editing by Susan Thomas

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