Two villages were attacked by unknown gunmen in the central of Mali, leaving dozens of people dead, according to the local mayor, the unidentified gunmen attacked the villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2 the previous evening, killing at least 41 civilians.
The victims of the raids were mostly ethnic Dogons, according to Issiaka Ganame, the mayor of Yoro, where 24 people were killed. Another 17 died in Gangafani 2.
He 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 away.”