Official Death toll could reach 100 in Mali clash

first_img Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Quick workouts for mencenter_img OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – A government official says the death toll from a clash near Burkina Faso’s border with Mali could be as high as 100.The violence started Tuesday and pitted two ethnic groups against each other in the village of Sari, across the border in Malian territory.The governor of Burkina Faso’s northern region, Boukary Kalil Bara, said on state television Friday that eyewitnesses had identified 61 victims by Thursday night, overwhelmingly from the Peul ethnic group. The tally was close to 100 by Friday, when more survivors were interviewed. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories Under an agreement with the Malian government, the Peul, traditionally herders, have been allowed to traverse an area occupied by the Dogon people near the border. The tension is due to the fact that cattle often damage the Dogon’s farm fields.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more