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Monday, 23 September, 2002, 18:04 GMT 19:04 UK
In pictures: Ivorian migrants targeted
French troops have arrived in the Ivory Coast capital, Yamoussoukro, to protect French as well as other nationals caught up in what the Ivorian Government is calling a coup attempt.

Diplomats and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees say migrants from neighbouring countries in particular have been targeted on suspicion of supporting the coup.

Foreigners fleeing with their belongings from an Abidjan slum
Foreigners were ordered to leave their homes in a slum suspected of harbouring rebels

A foreigner running away from a burning shack [picture: AP]
Foreign nationals' homes were burnt down after foreigners were blamed for helping the coup

A child carrying his toys fleeing the fighting
Children of foreign nationals have not been spared

A man carrying sheets of corrugated iron  [picture: AP]
Migrants from neighbouring countries say they have been beaten up and arrested by Ivorian police

A displaced mother and child in Abidjan
The UNHCR says dozens of foreign nationals have been displaced following the coup attempt
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The BBC's Paul Welsh in Abidjan
"The government believes... Burkina Faso was behind the coup"
Ecowas executive general Doctor Ibn Chambas
"Cote D'Ivoire is very critical to the general stability of our subregion"

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