Malian authorities revised the death toll down to 35 from a previous estimate of 95. On Monday, a militant group massacred villagers from the Dogon ethnic group in southern Mali.
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.
The government says the attackers, who were dressed as traditional Donzo hunters, raided the village of Koulogon in the central Mopti region and that some of the victims were children.
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.
Amad al Faqi al Mahdi was jailed last September for nine years after pleading guilty to war crimes for involvement in the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Mali.
UNESCO says Mali's World Heritage site, the Old Towns of Djenné, could disappear due to a lack of security.
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