Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be Islamist militants, killed 15 people in an attack in Mocimboa da Praia (Cabo Delgado province) on the evening (local time) of Monday, September 23. The assailants reportedly raided the district headquarters of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) party.
Further militant attacks are possible in Cabo Delgado province over the coming days and weeks.
Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Al-Shabaab) is believed to be responsible for carrying out attacks against local businesses, government installations, and security forces in Cabo Delgado province since October 2017.
Individuals in Cabo Delgado province are advised to monitor developments, 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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