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38 Killed by Gunmen in Mali Attack

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 • Common Comments

Armed men on motorbikes attacked two villages in Mali killing at least 38 people and injuring many more. In what has been referred to as a  "terrorist" incident, the unidentified men opened fire in the villages of Gangafani and Yoro in the Mopti region of Mali. The mayor of Yoro, Issakia Ganame said: “About 100 unidentified armed men circulating on motos all of a sudden invaded Yoro and fired on the population. Then they descended on the village of Gangafani 2, which is about 15km (9 miles) away.” Ganame also mentioned that the victims were mostly ethnic Dogons. 

Violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has killed hundreds since January. The government has responded to the attack which took place on Monday by sending a military unit in order to investigate the tragic incident and find the individuals responsible for such destruction.

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