Thirty-one people – mostly Fulani herders – were apparently killed by Dogon hunters, a local official says. Nine soldiers were killed in a separate attack in central Gao region.
Armed men on motorbikes, wearing garb of traditional hunters known as Dozo, attack Siba village in central Mali, killing 13 men and one girl, UN says.
Attackers raided a Dogon village overnight, burning cattle and houses to the ground, authorities say, an attack that comes less than three months after nearly 160 members of the Fulani ethnic group were slaughtered by a group identified as Dogon.
The Malian prime minister resigned along with his entire government, after criticism over failure to clamp down on deadly violence.
Attackers dressed as traditional Dogon hunters targeted Fulani herders in the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara in Mopti region, officials say.
Traditional Dozo hunters are blamed for the attack in which it is alleged that they entered the central Malian village and separated ethnic Fulani people before murdering them, local authorities say.
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