Abidjan, Jan 16 (Agencies): Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo on Saturday extended a curfew slapped on Abidjan districts largely loyal to his rival for the presidency, saying weapons used against his troops were still hidden there.

The 7:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew in Abobo and Anyama "is extended to January 22," a State television reported.

The first curfew followed two days of unrest in which at least 11 people died, including eight members of Gbagbo's Defence and Security Forces (FDS), after hundreds of the troops moved into the area searching for weapons.

Abobo is a bastion of support for the man the world says beat incumbent Gbagbo in a November 28 presidential run-off, Alassane Ouattara, who remains holed up in an Abidjan hotel resort, besieged by Gbabgo troops.

More than 200 people have died since the vote. Most of the world, the United Nations and the Independent Electoral Commission say that Quattara is the winner and he has been sworn in as President.

The constitutional council has declared Gbagbo the winner, and he has also been sworn in as President.