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Mali: Nearly 100 die in attack on Dogon village

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Patty Aguilar | 11 June, 2019, 16:41

Almost 100 people were killed by gunmen in an overnight massacre in a Mali village, amid a wave of violence linked to jihadists.

Mali's government must address the arming of ethnic self-defense groups and the proliferation of arms in central Mali or "there is a high risk of further escalation that could lead to the commission of atrocity crimes", the United Nations secretary-general said in his latest report on Mali late last month.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, though tensions have been high since an ethnic Dogon militia was accused of carrying out a larger massacre in an ethnic Peuhl village in March. Homes were burned and animals slaughtered, the government said.

There have been numerous attacks in Mali in recent months, some ethnically driven, some carried out by jihadist groups.

A map locating the attack that took place on June 9 in Sangha district and March 23 attack targeting two villages in Bankass district in Mali. "It shows a total and utter contempt for human life", Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International's west and central Africa director, said in a statement about Sunday's attack.

A spokesman for the security ministry confirmed the attack but said the attackers had not yet been identified.

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The Peuhl are accused of working alongside jihadists from the Islamic State of Greater Sahara organization to attack Dogon villages and prevent residents from cultivating their land.

The Fulani, in their turn, suspect the Dogons of having close ties with Mali's military.

Togo added: "We have counted 95 dead and 38 wounded, with about 20 listed as missing".

The attackers entered the village of around 300 inhabitants and "started shooting, pillaging and burning", an official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "The availability of weapons of war and the pretext of fighting jihadist groups have opened the floodgates to a level of ethnic-based violence that is without precedent in the region".

On Monday, Guterres' spokesperson said the secretary general was "outraged" by the massacre and that he called "on the Malian authorities to investigate this tragedy and to bring the perpetrators to justice".

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque, reporting from Dakar in neighbouring Senegal, said Malian troops were deployed at the village "trying to secure the area and to ensure there are no more attacks happening in the villages nearby".

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