Bamako - Armed men from the ethnic Peul community have massacred at least 30 Tuaregs in a revenge attack in northern Mali, an elected regional official says.
Oumar Maiga said the Peul had carried out the attack in Tamkoutat, 80km north of the city of Gao, "to retaliate against the kidnapping" of one of their own people.
"Our relatives were killed in cold blood, at least 30 people are dead," said former regional lawmaker Assarid Ag Imbarcaouane.
"A few injured" people survived, added a source.
The Tuaregs had been on their way back from a market in two vehicles which were stopped and attacked by the Peul, the security source said.