Attack in Central Mali Claims Over 100 Lives

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Attack in Central Mali Claims Over 100 Lives
Attack in Central Mali Claims Over 100 Lives

Reports indicate that scores of people have been killed in central Mali in what is believed to be a terrorist attack. The local news portal, Mali Jet, said in its report that the incident happened in the night of Sunday to Monday in town of Sobanou. Some international news outlets, including the BBC and French broadcaster RFI, have put the death toll at over 100.

This will be the second such incident in the space of two months. The first such occured in March and led to the resignation of the then government and the formation of a new one in May. Violence between members of the Dogon ethnic group, mainly farmers, and Fulani, traditionally pastoralists, have killed hundreds of people since the beginning of the year in Mali.

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