'Gbagbo taken to Abidjan's Golf Hotel'

April 11, 2011 17:07

PARIS, April 11 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's Alassane Ouattara have taken Laurent Gbagbo to the Golf Hotel in Abidjan, after he was detained in his residence, a Ouattara spokesman in France told Reuters.

Separately, a French defense ministry official confirmed to Reuters that Gbagbo had been detained in his residence. He said he was arrested by Ouattara's forces, backed by UN peacekeepers and French forces.

"He's been taken to the Golf Hotel," Herve Cohx, a political adviser and spokesman, told Reuters.

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