Gunmen attack on two villages in central Mali; At least 38 killed

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BAMAKO: At least 38 people were killed and many others wounded in attacks carried out by unidentified gunman on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government said Tuesday.

 

According to the media reports, the victims of the attack on two villages belonged to ethnic Dogons group.

"The terrorist attacks on Monday evening targeted the villages of Gangafani and Yoro, not far from the border with Burkina Faso. The official provisional toll is 38 dead and numerous people wounded," the Malian government said in a statement.

"Defense and security forces have been dispatched to the location to protect the population and their property and to track down the assailants of these attacks," the statement added.

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, there are often clash between the Dogan and Fulani ethnic group in the country over the access to land and water.

 

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