Mali lowers estimate of village raid death toll to 35

Mali lowers estimate of village raid death toll to 35

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's government has lowered to 35 from an initial 95 its estimate of the death toll from a recent attack on a Dogon village, the country's latest incident of ethnic violence. In a statement broadcast on state radio on Wednesday, the government said the initial death toll announced by the village chief had combined the numbers of dead and of people missing.

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