Government officials announced on Friday, November 15, that at least 20 people were killed in an attack on the Fulani village of Peh (Mopti region) on Wednesday, November 13. The assailants are believed to be Dogon farmers from the village of Tongo in neighboring Burkina Faso. Malian security forces have been deployed to the area in a search for the attackers.
A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected area over the near term. Additional attacks on Fulani communities in Mopti region are possible over the coming days and weeks.
The security environment in Mali remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
Due to the underlying terrorist and kidnapping threats prevalent in the country, all those present in Mali are advised to remain discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times (especially in local markets, now used by terrorists as recruitment grounds), and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.
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