May 23, 2017 / 10:22 AM / 7 months ago

Three dead in clashes between police and ex-rebels in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, May 23 (Reuters) - Three demobilised ex-rebel fighters were killed in Ivory Coast’s second-biggest city, Bouake, on Tuesday as they clashed with police attempting to end their protest over bonus payments, a policeman and a spokesman for the former fighters said.

The police source said another 20 people were being treated for injuries at the main hospital in Bouake, a city that has been at the centre of unrest this year caused by disgruntled soldiers and former combatants in a 2011 civil war. (Reporting by Joe Bavier and Ange Aboa; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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