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21 Nov 2018 | 06:01 PM UTC

Mozambique: Unidentified militants kill one in Likobe (Cabo Delgado) Nov. 20

Mozambique News Alert

Unidentified militants kill one person in Likobe (Macomia district, Cabo Delgado province) November 20; Ansar Al-Sunna group suspected of carrying out the attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province


Unidentified militants reportedly killed one person in Likobe (Macomia district, Cabo Delgado province) on Tuesday, November 20. The assailants, suspected of being Ansar Al-Sunna militants, did not burn houses or attack other residents, according to local sources. Similar attacks are possible in Cabo Delgado province in the near term.


The Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Shabaab) group has been blamed for carrying out sporadic attacks against local businesses, government installations, and security forces members in Cabo Delgado province.


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.

Western governments advise against nonessential travel to parts of Cabo Delgado province. Travelers in or intending to travel to Cabo Delgado province should seek professional security support due to the volatile security environment and potential for further attacks.


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