The Latest: Ivory Coast beach briefly closed

The Latest on Ivory Coast beach attack. (all times local):

12:40 p.m.

Ivory Coast security forces briefly cleared a section of beach in Grand-Bassam on Monday after receiving reports that explosives had been found there.

Authorities roped off two small sections of the beach at La Nouvelle Paillote hotel, one of three hotels targeted in Sunday's attack by Islamic extremists that left 16 dead.

Witnesses said the explosives were found near where two of the attackers were shot dead by Ivorian special forces Sunday afternoon. Officials have said six assailants were killed. The beach was re-opened about 30 minutes later.