In the centre of Mali that killed 37 civilians in an armed Robbery. The attack was directed against a village of the ethnic group of the Fulani, said the members of Parliament, Karim Keïta, the son of the head of state, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the AFP news Agency.

According to data from Malian security sources and eyewitnesses of the attack by fighters of the ethnic group of the Dogon has been committed. They had attacked the village in the Region of Mopti in the morning. The Deputy Keïta spoke of a “criminal act”. In the attack, village residents had been injured, which he had visited in the hospital of Mopti.

Since 2012, more and more Islamic groups in the West African Mali, at that time, she took control of the North of the country. The former colonial power, France, a handle 2013 military and pushed back the Islamists.

in The evening, the government in Bamako issued a statement in which it confirmed the attack. Several people have been injured and numerous houses burned to the ground, it said. The people responsible for the crimes would be held accountable.

security situation continues to be unstable

In the past few years have exacerbated the ethnic conflict between the Fulani, engaged in breeding of cattle, and the Dogon and the Bambara, the farming. This is associated with the appearance of the jihadist group of the preacher Amadou Koufa in the Region. Amadou Koufa had been killed at the end of November when the French and Malian army.

Although thousands of international soldiers are in front of the place, the situation in Mali is unstable. The Bundeswehr is also in the country of use: you are not involved in, among other things, the UN-Mission Minusma in the North of the country. During the visit of defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) in November, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Gao in the air.

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