The militiamen also torched the village’s slender stores of food, the witnesses said.
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The girl's life was plunged into hell Saturday when gun- and machete-toting men entered her village in central Mali, set to kill everyone from her community, the Fulani.Amy said she lost several members of her family in the massacre at Ogossagou, a village in the Bankass district near the border with Burkina Faso.Homes in the village have been put to the torch, and rotting animal carcasses litter the ground.Near a well stands a mound of sand that witnesses described as a mass grave holding about 40 of the estimated 160 people who were murdered. This was where the village's marabout, or traditional medicine man, Bara Sekou Issa, was slain along with his family.In addition to killing and maiming the inhabitants, the militiamen also torched the village's slender stores of food, the witnesses said.
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