Men rake up debris in the sand on a beach in Grand-Bassam on March 15, 2016, a day after an attack killed 18 people in the resort town. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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The toll from a shooting rampage at an Ivory Coast resort rose to 19 Wednesday when a body washed up on the beach, as the president said the country would not be cowed.Sunday's attack by at least three gunmen was claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate.The attack has raised concerns it could affect the country's key tourist industry, just as Ivory Coast, the world's leading cocoa producer, was rebuilding its economy after years of unrest.Spokesman Kone said the government was pledging emergency budgetary aid for the city to the tune of 550 million CFA (840,000 euros), to be distributed between hotels, crafts people, street vendors and the town hall.France has some 600 troops at four military bases in Ivory Coast.
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