KIGALI, Rwanda

Mali’s government said Sunday that extremists killed 37 people last month in violent attacks on communities in the Bandiagara and Bankass areas of the central Mopti region.

They included attacks in Kourou-Kanda and Mande-Kanda villages which left 15 and 22 people dead respectively, said a government statement.

“The government strongly condemns this inhuman and repeated violence indiscriminately targeting the armed forces and security forces, civilians, livestock, granaries, transport vehicles and homes. Serious incidents have caused enormous loss of life and massive displacement of populations,” it said.

“The government reaffirms that the perpetrators of these crimes will be hunted

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