"Over 130 people have been killed in the attacks on the malian countryside."
"the Local representatives of the authorities describe it as an ethnically motivated massacre, one of the worst in the country for a long time – yet keep on counting the dead."
"Two villages in the eastern part of central Mali was surrounded and attacked by groups of armed men early on Saturday morning," says Moulaye Guindo, mayor of the nearby town of Bankass. The victims were mainly pastoralist farmers belonging to the mostly muslim ethnic group fulani."
"We expect preliminary to 134 bodies found of gendarmerna," says Guindo in a telephone interview with Reuters."
"Cheick Haruna Sankaré, mayor of the village of Ouenkoro, and the governor mr boubacar Kané said earlier on Saturday that it had been calculated at 115."
"– It is a massacre by the fulani-civil, conducted by the traditional dogonjägare, said the governor then."
"the Dogon is another large group of people, who just like the fulani inhabit several countries in the Sahel region. The two groups have clashed on several occasions over a longer period of time."
"Sources to the AFP says that the perpetrators used firearms and machetes. Sources to Reuters say that there are children, the elderly and pregnant women among the dead."
"the Attacks happen at the same time, as ambassadors from the UN security council is on a visit to Mali to meet with president Ibrahim mr boubacar Keita and discuss the inadequate implementation of the peace agreement with non-islamist armed groups by 2015."
"In the centre of Mali grows, the armed, jihadi groupings influence and they use it not infrequently to setting rival groups against each other. They have a radicalising and recruited many persons from the fulanigruppen."
"Many representatives have called for a better protection from the authorities after the violence escalated. The government in Bamako has denied the accusations that you see between the fingers when the dogon are attacking the process."