Suspected jihadists kill 40 Tuaregs in north Mali – governor

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BAMAKO (Reuters) – Suspected jihadists killed 40 ethnic Tuaregs, including young men but no women or children, in two attacks in northern Mali’s Menaka region, the regional governor said on Saturday.

Menaka governor Daouda Maiga said the attacks happened in the remote desert villages of Awakassa on Friday and Anderanboucane, a day earlier.

(The story was corrected to make clear only young men, no women or children were killed)

Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Catherine Evans

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