The death toll from a suspected jihadist attack on a village in the Malian community of Sangha (center) on Tuesday has risen to twelve, according to sources quoted on Thursday by the newspaper Nord Sud Journal.
The attack, whose authorship has not yet been claimed, also resulted in several houses being burned down and livestock stolen while such incidents occurred in the Mopti province where it is located. Sangha.
The Malian authorities have not yet made an official comment on the incident. This area of Mopti province has become a focus of violence in Mali, where attacks and clashes have occurred repeatedly.
Like other Sahel countries, Mali has seen an increasing number of jihadist attacks by both the Al Qaeda affiliate in the region and the Islamic State in recent months, which has also increased community violence and caused tens of thousands to be displaced People.