Protesters and armed forces in Abidjan
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Women shot dead in Ivory Coast rally

Security forces in Ivory Coast have shot dead at least six women marching in support of Alassane Ouattara in the main city of Abidjan, witnesses say.

Mr Ouattara is recognised by the UN as the winner of November's election, but Laurent Gbagbo has refused to concede power.

The shooting took place in Abobo, a pro-Ouattara stronghold which has seen violent clashes for more than a week.

Speaking from Abidjan, the BBC's John James said that groups are forming road blocks and the situation in the city is "extremely tense".

  • 03 Mar 2011
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