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28 Dec 2018 | 01:13 PM UTC

Mozambique: Fresh attack in Cabo Delgado province Dec. 26

Mozambique News Alert

Suspected militants reportedly attack village in Macomia district (Cabo Delgado province) on December 26; additional attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province

Event

Suspected Islamist militants reportedly attacked the village of Ingonae located in the Macomia district (Cabo Delgado province) on Wednesday, December 26. At least one person was killed and several houses set on fire. Similar attacks are possible throughout Cabo Delgado province in the near term. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of December 28, although the Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Shabaab) group is highly suspected.

Context

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

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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