Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
Mozambique Alerte de sécurité

Mozambique: Suspected militant attack kills 12 in Cabo Delgado Sep. 20

Suspected Islamist militants carry out attack on village in Cabo Delgado province September 20, killing at least 12 people; similar attacks to be expected in the near-term

21 sept. 14h32 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 20/9/2018, 12h00 until 28/9/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Cabo Delgado province

Event

Suspected Islamist militants launched an attack on the village of Paqueue (Cabo Delgado province) late (local time) on Thursday, September 20. Local reports claimed that at least 12 villagers were killed and 14 others were wounded after the militants set fire to the village. On the same evening, a military convoy was also attacked near the Tanzanian border, killing one army official. Similar attacks can be expected in Cabo Delgado province in the near-term.

Context

Though the attacks have not yet been claimed, the Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar al-Sunna (Shabaab) group is suspected of carrying them out. The group has been blamed for carrying out sporadic attacks against local businesses, government installations, and security forces members.

This latest attack is reportedly the deadliest in Cabo Delgado province since the group became active in October 2017.

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.

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.

Alertes reliées