Nearly 100 people killed in attack in central Mali village inhabited by Dogon ethnic group, reports say
The attack took place in the ethnic Dogon village of Sobane, in Mali’s central Mopti region, where Dogon hunters and members of the largely nomadic Fulani ethnic group have repeatedly clashed in recent months.The mayor said the charred bodies of 95 people had been found and that several more villagers were missing.
Members of the Dogon and Fulani groups often clash over access to land and water. The Dogon also accuse Fulanis of having ties to local jihadist groups, while Fulanis claim that Mali’s army has armed Dogon hunters to attack them.
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