Six people carried out attacks near three hotels in Ivory Coast on Sunday, killing at least 16 people, according to the government, NBC News reported.
Two soldiers and four Europeans are among those who were killed. There was no evidence that any Americans were targeted or hurt, the U.S. Embassy said.
The attackers split into two groups and continued the attack for more than three hours, President Alassane Ouattara said. The attackers were killed.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the assaults, according to global security firm and NBC News partner Flashpoint Intelligence.