Dozens reported killed in Abidjan violence: UN rights

5th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The UN human rights office said Tuesday that dozens of people have reportedly been killed over the last few days amid heavy weapons fire in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan.

"In Abidjan, we are obviously extremely concerned about the situation of civilians at such a large city, population of millions, with heavy weapons being used inside densely populated urban areas reportedly leading to dozens of deaths in recent days," said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

© 2011 AFP

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