Army helicopters searches for a criminal gang in Madagascar

Army helicopters have been deployed in Madagascar to search for a criminal gang that killed at least thirty-two people by setting fire to their homes.

The police said the people were forced inside three thatched houses and set ablaze.

Women and children were among the victims of Friday’s attack in Ankazobe district north of the capital, Antananarivo.

The Defence Minister blamed cattle rustlers known locally as “dahalo”.