Suku kaum Dogon menjadi sasaran dalam pembunuhan etnik terbaru di Koundou, wilayah tengah Mali.
The attacks comes less than three weeks after nearly 160 members of the Fulani ethnic group were slaughtered by a group identified as Dogon.
Saturday's attack came as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita pursued consultations to pick a new prime minister.
Presiden negara itu menerima peletakan jawatan perdana menteri dan anggota kerajaan.
Mali has gone through a spate of violent incident recently.
PBB memberi amaran bahawa kumpulan pengganas dan militia semakin berpengaruh, selain menjadi lebih dinamik serta mobil di rantau itu.
The UN rights office in Geneva said earlier Tuesday it had sent a team of investigators to the region
The attack was launched at dawn on Saturday in the village near the border with Burkina Faso.
The attacks come a week after militants linked to al-Qaeda killed 23 Malian soldiers in an assault on an army base.
Terrorist groups commanded by Ba Ag Moussa were blamed for the attacks at an army camp in central Mali killing 23 soldiers and military personnel.
Mereka dibunuh perompak ketika dalam perjalanan untuk bercuti di sepanjang jalan dari ibu kota Bamako ke negara jiran Guinea.
El Hamame was killed Thursday when French land and air forces ambushed a column of vehicles he was travelling with north of Timbuktu.
Over the past decade, Mahmoud Dicko has emerged as one of Mali's most prominent public figures, playing a key role in negotiations between the government and Islamist extremists.
The Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen group says the attack is a response to the Chadian president's revival of diplomatic relations with Israel.
A Malian security source says at least 19 have been injured.
The attack follows the killing of more than 40 Tuareg civilians in the same area in mid-December and the death of 15 Fulani civilians in Mali's central Mopti region in the same month.
Though Canada helped mastermind the idea of large-scale UN peacekeeping missions, it hasn't deployed the "Blue Helmet" troops - as the peacekeepers are known - for more than a decade.
Canada's contingent of 250 soldiers and 6 helicopters is expected to conduct medical evacuations as they take over from German troops in the northern region.
The country was 13 from last on the 2016 UN Human Development Index that compares life expectancy, education and standard of living in 188 countries.
The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency said it had picked up a total of 484 people in 30 makeshift vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea, which separate Spain from Morocco.
Armed Tuareg groups supporting the government also reported assailants executed more than 20 people on Friday in a village to the northeast.
Sébastien Pétronin is searching for his captured mother Sophie, who was abducted in Mali.
The July 29 election has been marred by repeated attacks by Islamist militant groups and interracial violence groups in the northern and central areas of Mali.
The attack comes two days after Islamist militants killed at least six people during a raid on a military headquarters in central Mali, a country where French troops are helping combat jihadists across its vast desert reaches.