26 killed in attack on a village in central Mali

Sun Online Desk

7th June, 2020 03:16:51 printer

26 killed in attack on a village in central Mali

At least twenty-six people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali, according to an officials Saturday.

The recent attack targeted a Fulani village named Binedama in the volatile Mopti region, said Aly Barry, an official from Tabital Pulaaku, a Fulani association in Mali.

Mali has been struggling to quell a jihadist revolt that first broke out in north in 2012, before spreading to the centre, as well as neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.

Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the conflict, while many more have been forced to flee their homes.

Central Mali — an ethnic mosaic — has become one of the flashpoints of conflict in the country, with regular jihadist attacks on military targets and occasional intercommunal fighting.

 

 


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