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UN chief voices outrage at killing nearly 100 civilians in Mali village attack

by June 11, 2019 General

Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack on a traditional Dogon hunters’ village in Mali on Sunday, prompting a call from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for authorities to act fast and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Secretary General said he was outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and many injured, following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.

He also strongly condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities to investigate this tragedy.

According to the statement, the UN chief conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and government of Mali. He also wished a speedy recovery to the injured and urged the government and all actors to engage in intercommunal dialogue to resolve tensions and differences.

Source: International Islamic News Agency