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Jihadists massacre entire Christian village in Mali killing at least 100
Jihadists massacre entire Christian village in Mali killing at least 100, many burnt to death
At least 100 men, women and children were slaughtered in Sobame Da, a mainly-Christian village in the Mopti region of central Mali, by heavily-armed Islamist extremists on 10 June.
A Barnabas Fund contact described it as the “worst massacre in Mali since 1946”. He said the jihadists encircled the isolated village of ethnic Dogon people at night and set fire to “everything that moved” in a “well-targeted attack”.
Many of the victims’ bodies were burnt – some charred beyond recognition. There are difficulties identifying the remains and the death toll is currently estimated to be between 100 and 135 people.
A church building interior in a mainly-Christian village that was fire damaged in a jihadi attack. Several ethnic Dogon villages in the Mopti region of central Mali are being targeted
“They burned the entire village including all the people who stayed or did not dare to go out. Only a few men were able to escape the gunfire,” the contact told us.