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16 Nov 2018 | 11:21 AM UTC

Mozambique: Village in Macomia district attacked November 14

Mozambique News Alert

Suspected Islamist militants carry out attack on village in Cabo Delgado province November 14; similar attacks to be expected in the near-term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province

Event

Suspected Islamist militants launched an attack on the village of Nagalue, located in the Macomia district of Cabo Delgado province on Wednesday, November 14. According to local reports, one villager was killed, another injured, and 19 houses burned down. Similar attacks can be expected in Cabo Delgado province in the near-term.

Context

The Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar al-Sunna (Shabaab) group is suspected of carrying out the attack. The group, operating in Cabo Delgado province since the October 2017, has been blamed for carrying out various attacks against local residents, businesses, government installations, and security forces members.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. The security environment in Mozambique remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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