Inter-ethnic fighting in north Mali leaves 30 dead

By Reuters | Fri, 7 Feb 2014 15:11 PM

BAMAKO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Around 30 ethnic Tuaregs were killed in northern Mali's Gao region in localised fighting with ethnic Peuls, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

"It was score-settling between Peuls and Tuaregs in the Djebok district," said Defence Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga. He gave no details but added that fighting between the two groups happens frequently.

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