"Local officials blame Fulani-Peulh herdsmen for the attack and say it's hard to identify badly burned bodies and that many in the village of 300 are yet to be accounted for", NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reported.
Local residents said the bodies of the dead were burned, and the search for any more bodies was ongoing.
The assault, targeting avillage in largely ethnicDogon enclave in central Mali, bore the hallmarks of a cycle ofinter-community violence that has pitted farmers against herders, claiming hundreds of lives.
These attacks, and other attacks by militant groups, have also caused political unrest.
There are now about 14,700 troops and police deployed in Mali, which ranks as the most risky United Nations mission, with 125 peacekeepers killed in attacks since deployment in 2013. The village is in the commune of Sangha, the heart of the Dogon militia blamed for the March attack that has been the deadliest so far.
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Sadly, Islamist forces are a growing menace throughout the region and when this is added to ethnic issues, then the flow of violence is never far away. No topic having a spacious UN peacekeeping mission and French forces deployed since 2013, insecurity has worsened in some components of the nation.
The slaughter of at least 95 people in central Mali on Monday points to a rapidly deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region that stretches across Africa's arid waist.
The violence between the two ethnic groups has been exacerbated by the involvement of Islamic militant organisations such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Security Council ambassadors met with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other government officials on Friday evening to discuss the violence and the slow implementation of a 2015 peace agreement with non-ISIS armed groups.
A form of of of us have been killed to this level this year. The increased presence of Islamist armed groups in the area has also made it easier to access weapons. They went on to seize half the country and advance on the capital, Bamako.
France, the former colonial power in Mali, and some neighbouring African countries, intervened - and pushed the Islamist groups back towards their strongholds in the Sahara desert.
Before the unrest, disagreements between the Fulani and Dogon were often settled through negotiation.