Dogon villages attacked

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Gunmen attacked two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, a local official, less than 50 km from the site of a similar attack in which dozens were killed last week.

“Unidentified armed men on motorcycles are surrounding the village and firing at people,” mayor of targeted Bankass district Moulaye Guindo said via telephone, adding the attack was ongoing in Ogoboro and Nomopere Bomba villages.

Guindo said people wounded were taken to a local hospital, but had no information on casualty numbers.