Members of Katiba Macina group raided at least three villages in rural commune of Bankass, in West African country's central Mopti region, on night between Saturday and Sunday, government statement says, carrying systematic killings of civilians.
Local officials said 30 civilians, including women and children, were killed when militants opened fire on a vehicle, subsequently torching it.
Officials say attack targeted a Fulani village in volatile Mopti region where Fulani herders and Dogon hunters occasionally clash.
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 military outpost at Guire district was attacked at around five in the morning after approaching in a convoy of 11 vehicles.
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.
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