At least 100 men, women and children have been incinerated in a “well-targeted attack” on Christians by jihadists in central Mali, according to reports.
The exact number of victims who died in Sobame Da, a mainly Christian village, isn’t known because many of the bodies were burned beyond recognition.
The Barnabas Fund, a global ministry to the persecuted Christian church, said the heavily armed Muslim attackers struck at night.
A source said it was the “worst massacre in Mali since 1946 and happened when jihadists encircled a village that was home to ethnic Dogon people.”
The Muslims then set fire to “everything that moved” in their “well-targeted attack.”
The death toll is estimated to be between 100 and 135.
The Barnabas Fund contact said 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 BBC reported it was just the latest and worst of recent attacks by jihadi groups on Dogon hunters.