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Over 130 Muslims Killed in Central Mali by Men in Dogon Hunter Clothing

by in World on 25th March, 2019

Tension and clashes between Dogon hunters and semi-nomadic Fulani herders have often occurred in Central Mali, the disputes are often over land and water, but this Saturday the Dogan hunters approached and attacked the villagers in the Fulani community, killing over 130 and burning homes down to the ground, there have been additional reports that the attack was described as a massacre as pregnant women, children, and even animals were killed. The attack took place in the early hours of dawn and the men were reported to be wearing traditional Dogon hunter clothing.

The attacks took place whilst UN officials were meeting in Mali to discuss recent rises in violence in the region.

There are reports that Mali’s military are arming and equipping the Dogon hunter tribes with means to attack.

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Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

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