World Bulletin / News Desk
Armed men clad in military uniform have been seen roaming the city and gunshots were heard overnight, witnesses who asked to remain anonymous said.
“Shots began to be heard from around 1.30 a.m. [0130GMT] and continued until 9 a.m.,” a local said. “Police stations were attacked and weapons were stolen.”
Other witnesses said soldiers were also on the streets in the cities of Daloa and Korhogo and said barricades had been erected in all three areas.
“This is a mutiny fomented by former rebels that were integrated into the army and who are demanding the payment of... bonuses,” a source close to the former rebellion in Bouake said.
An on-off 10-year civil war ended in April last year and the rebels were merged into the military.