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Gbagbo's forces attack Ouattara's Ivory Coast base

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  • Mortars target Ouattara's hotel headquarters

  • British, other diplomats evacuated from diplomatic quarter

  • Gbagbo's camp denies attack, calls for "resistance"

  • U.S. state dep't: Gbagbo used ruse to regroup, rearm

(Adds U.S., analyst, Gbagbo's spokesman comments)

By Ange Aboa

ABIDJAN, April 10 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have stepped up a counter-attack on presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara by firing on his hotel headquarters in Abidjan.

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