Dozens of people today were being killed and quite a few many others had been injured when armed adult men attacked two villages in central Mali, the govt said Tuesday.
In what the authorities are contacting a “terrorist” incident, gunmen attacked the villages of Gangafani and Yoro in the Mopti location of Mali around the border with Burkina Faso, killing at the very least 38 individuals, according to an early govt estimate.
The authorities responded to the Monday attack by sending a military unit to the location to investigate the incident and observe down the perpetrators.
In a different attack, a armed service patrol was ambushed by armed males in Banguimalam, in accordance to the authorities statement.
The Mopti region in central Mali has been beset by sectarian violence in current months. At minimum 95 people today in June and 134 people in March were killed in very similar clashes in between the Dogon and Fulani ethnic teams. It is unclear what inspired Monday’s attacks.