134 killed in Mali’s hunter-herder clashes

Amman, About 130 people were killed in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, a republic in the west of Africa, on Saturday, in one of the deadliest such attacks, officials said.

The assaults took place as a United Nations Security Council mission was visiting the country to try to find solutions to the violence that killed hundreds of civilians last year.

A local mayor said armed men dressed as hunters, encircled and attacked the villages. “The victims were shot or beheaded,” he added.

Last year that violence cost the lives of 500 civilians, according to UN figures.

Source: Jordan News Agency