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Violence Erupts On Liberia-ivory Coast Border
Sunday 18th September 2011

At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on the Ivory Coast's armed forces in the country's southwest, according to state television.The state-run RTI network said on Saturday the attack happened overnight on Thursday and it appeared the assailants had come across the Liberian border into the Tai region of Ivory Coast.

The attack caught the soldiers by surprise, RTI reported. "Members of the FRCI [Republican Forces of Ivory Coast] were attacked by surprise. The toll from the attack was 15 dead," RTI said, adding that reinforcements were being sent to the porous and densely forested border region reports Aljazeera
 

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