At least 40 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said on Friday.
At least 31 civilians were killed in an attack overnight in Ogossagou, the government said, without saying who carried out the violence. Last March, 160 people died in the mostly Fulani village in a massacre blamed on Dogon militiamen.
About 30 gunmen carried out the attack, village chief Aly Ousmane Barry told AFP news agency.
“Huts and crops were set alight, livestock was burned or taken away,” he added, vowing that the government would find the perpetrators.