20 killed at ethnic flarepoint in central Mali

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Published February 15, 2020, 12:20 AM

By Agence France-Presse

Twenty people were killed in an attack overnight on a village in central Mali, local officials said Friday, in an apparent spate of ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.

(AFP)

The attack occurred in Ogossagou, a village mainly inhabited by Fulani people where 160 died last March 23 in a massacre blamed on Dogon militiamen.

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

“I counted the numbers while soldiers and the medical services were there,” he said.

“We have 20 dead. Some of them have been burned.”

A local government official, who requested anonymity, confirmed the death toll of 20 and said 28 were missing.

He blamed the attack

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