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28 Nov 2018 | 06:16 PM UTC

Mozambique: Armed group attacks village in Cabo Delgado Nov. 27 /update 1

Mozambique News Alert

Unidentified gunmen attack a village in Macomia district (Cabo Delgado province) on November 27, killing at least one person

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province

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Event

A group of unidentified armed men reportedly attacked the village of Nacutuco in Macomia district (Cabo Delgado province) on the night (local time) of Tuesday, November 27. According to local reports, gunshots were heard near the village at approximately 20:30. The armed men stole goods from the villagers and set a number of structures on fire. At least one person was killed and another seriously wounded in the incident. Further attacks are possible in Cabo Delgado province in the near-term.

Context

On November 23, unidentified militants set fire to house in the village of Chicuaia Valha in Cabo Delgado province. At least 12 people were killed and hundreds fled across the border into Tanzania. The Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Shabaab) group has been suspected of carrying out the attack. It has also been accused of conducting similar attacks in the province in recent months, targeting local businesses, government installations, and security f.

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.

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

 

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