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04 Nov 2019 | 12:51 PM UTC

Mozambique: Several killed in truck attacks in Cabo Delgado November 1-2

Mozambique News Alert

Suspected jihadist militants kill 13 people in Cabo Delgado province on November 1-2; similar attacks possible over the coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province

Event

Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be jihadist militants, attacked two trucks in the Cabo Delgado province on Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2.

On Friday, armed men shot at a truck stranded on the road near the village of Mau, killing ten people, before setting fire to the truck and looting houses in the village. On Saturday, another truck was attacked near Mumu; three people were killed and several others injured in the attack.

Further attacks are possible over the coming days and weeks in the province.

Context

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.

Advice

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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