Islamist Militants behead 8 people in Mozambique

 

Suspected Islamist militants have beheaded eight people in Mozambique’s province of Cabo Delgado – the latest of such killings.

Two attacks are reported to have taken place over the weekend.

Private paper O pais reports that the village of Macanga in Palma district was raided on Saturday. An unspecified number of houses were also burnt down.

According to Mediafax, the second incident happened on Sunday in the village of Mbau in Mocimboa district.

Three of the four victims, a farmer and two fishermen, were attacked by the raiders on the banks of the Messalo river.

An Islamist militant group has carried out sporadic attacks in the region in the last year.

Known locally as Al-Shabab, the group was formed in 2015 as a religious organisation and has no known links to the Somali jihadist group of the same name.

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