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Mali killings: 40 die in inter-ethnic attacks

Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.

Thirty-one people were killed in an attack overnight Friday in Ogossagou, a village mainly inhabited by Fulani people, where 160 died last March in a massacre blamed on Dogon militiamen, the government said.

About 30 gunmen carried out the new attack, village chief Aly Ousmane Barry said.

“Huts and crops were set alight, livestock was burned or taken away,” he added, vowing that the government would find the ...

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