UN To Proble Mali Massacre As Violence Continues To Spiral Out Of Control

Al Jazeera: UN to probe 'horrific' Mali attacks as death toll jumps to 160

Local officials say at least 160 people were killed and scores more wounded in Saturday's attack in Mopti region.

The United Nations has sent a team of investigators to Mali's restive Mopti region, where more than 150 people were killed this weekend, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The raid took place on Saturday in the village of Ogossagou, home to the Fulani herding community, near the town of Mopti in central Mali.

Local officials and security sources told AFP news agency that the death toll had climbed to 160, while the UN rights office said at least 153 people were killed and 73 were wounded.

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Update #1: The Ogossagou massacre is the latest sign that violence in Mali is spiraling out of control (CNN)
Update #2: Malian leader vows security as massacre toll hits 160 (AFP)

WNU Editor: International peace keepers are trying to stabilize the situation, but some members are determined to leave .... EU military wants to partner with Canada in Mali as it races for exit (CTV News).

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