Fresh Mali attack leaves 32 civilians dead

At least 32 civilians have been killed and ten others are missing following an attack in central Mali, believed to have been carried out by traditional hunters.

Officials say Armed Dozo hunters, linked to the Dogon ethnic group had surrounded the village of Koumaga, separated the Fulani people from the others and killed at least 32 civilians in cold blood.

Violence has allegedly increased over the past three years in central Mali between nomadic Fulani herders and Bambara and Dogon farmers, sparked by accusations of Fulanis grazing cattle on Dogon land and disputes over access to land and water.

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