The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has expressed outrage over an attack in which nearly 100 civilians were reported killed in central Mali.

Guterres sent his condolences in a tweet to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Mali.

The Malian Government has blamed suspected terrorists for the attack.

In recent months, the country has experienced numerous attacks, some ethnically driven and others carried out by jihadist groups, the BBC reported.

Clashes between Dogon hunters and semi-nomadic Fulani herders are frequent in the region.