May 12, 2017 / 9:54 AM / 2 years ago

Soldiers shoot, block roads in northern Ivory Coast city -resident

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers fired shots and sealed off roads leading into the northern Ivory Coast town of Odienne on Friday, a local resident said, as anger at a decision by some leaders of a group of army mutineers to drop demands for bonus payments appeared to spread around the country.

“At around 8 a.m. (0800 GMT) some shots were fired in town. And I’ve just heard shots fired south of town,” said the resident. “You can’t enter or exit the city.”

Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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