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30 killed in clashes at Mali-Burkina border

25 May 2012, 07:29

 Ouagadougou - The governor of the northern region of Burkina Faso says at least 30 people from the Peul ethnic group have been killed, and about 1 000 displaced, in ethnic clashes on the border with Mali, a nation whose administration has been left in tatters after a coup two months ago.

Reached by telephone, Governor Boukary Kalil Bara said on Thursday that the clash between the Peul, who are traditionally herders, and the Dogon, who are farmers, erupted two days ago in the village of Sari, located 15km across the border in Malian territory.

According to state-run radio, some of the victims were burned alive.

Under Mali's recently ousted president, who was himself a Peul, the herders were allowed to cross Dogon territory on special paths. After his ouster in March, a dispute began over those rights.

- AP


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