Members of Katiba Macina group raided at least three villages in rural commune of Bankass, in West African country's central Mopti region, on night between Saturday and Sunday, government statement says, carrying systematic killings of civilians.
The victim's bodies were brought back from Mopti region to the airport in Sevare, near the town of Mopti, by a helicopter from the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping force, while the injured were taken to hospital, local officials said.
Officials say the attacks were carried out by militants, who often say they are defending Fulani herders against rival Dogon farmers but no group has claimed responsibility.
The disease often infects people after they come into contact with the blood of infected animals and was spotted for the first time in the village of Samoa in late January for the first time.
Assailants strike two ethnic Dogon villages of Yoro and Gangafani 2, a local mayor says, a week after some 100 villagers were killed in Sobane-Kou village, part of ethnic reprisal attacks plaguing central Mali.
Malian authorities revised the death toll down to 35 from a previous estimate of 95. On Monday, a militant group massacred villagers from the Dogon ethnic group in southern Mali.
Attackers raided a Dogon village overnight, burning cattle and houses to the ground, authorities say, an attack that comes less than three months after nearly 160 members of the Fulani ethnic group were slaughtered by a group identified as Dogon.
The Malian prime minister resigned along with his entire government, after criticism over failure to clamp down on deadly violence.
Attackers dressed as traditional Dogon hunters targeted Fulani herders in the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara in Mopti region, officials say.
The government says the attackers, who were dressed as traditional Donzo hunters, raided the village of Koulogon in the central Mopti region and that some of the victims were children.
Polls have opened in the run-off presidential election of the West African nation of Mali with voters having to decide between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and challenger Soumaila Cisse.
Traditional Dozo hunters are blamed for the attack in which it is alleged that they entered the central Malian village and separated ethnic Fulani people before murdering them, local authorities say.
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