Tuesday, 19 October 2021

At least 32 Fula civilians killed in Mali attack, local official says

BAMAKO: At least 32 civilians of the Fula ethnic group were killed in an attack in central Mali, local officials said Sunday.

Armed Dozo hunters, linked to the Dogon ethnic group, ambushed the isolated village of Koumaga in the Mopti region on Saturday, killing dozens of Fulani herders, including children.

“They surrounded the village, separated the Fula people from the others and killed at least 32 civilians in cold blood” on Saturday, said Abel Aziz Diallo, president of the local Tabila Pullaku association. Another 10 people were missing, he added.

“The men were dressed in Dozo clothing but we wonder if they were all Dozo hunters,” said an elected official from the region, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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