In Mali, the death toll from a massacre in a village rose to 160 dead, said officials. A local official and a Mali security force source have said the toll could rise further. The deadly raid took place on Saturday in the village of Ogassogou, home to the Fulani herding community, near the town of Mopti in central Mali.
Meanwhile, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has vowed to beef up security as he visited a village. Justice will be done, he said. Need security here, this is your mission, the President said, giving a public order to military chief General Aboulaye Coulibaly, who was abruptly appointed on Sunday after the massacre.