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Mali: 95 killed in overnight attack on ethnic Dogan village

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At least 95 people were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen in a village inhabited by the ethnic group in central on Sunday.

The armed assailants set fire to the village and shot villagers as they sought to escape the flames, the of commune told 24.

The death toll is expected to rise as 19 people are still missing following the incident.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, members of the and Fulani ethnic groups in the country often clash over access to land and water.

In a similar attack earlier this year, at least 150 people belonging to the Fulani community were killed. The attack was reportedly carried out by the ethnic group. Nearly one-third of the victims were children.

The Dogans accuse of having ties to local jihadist groups, while claim that provides arms to Dogans to attack them.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 21:29 IST