Five killed at ethnic flarepoint in central Mali

Bamako (AFP) – At least five villagers were killed in an attack in central Mali overnight, local officials said Friday, in an apparent bout of ethnic violence in the war-torn state.

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

About 30 gunmen carried out the new attack, village chief Aly Ousmane Barry told AFP, saying “I saw five bodies.” A local government official put the toll at 11.

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