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24 Feb 2020 | 02:22 PM UTC

Mozambique: Artisanal miners wound three mine workers in Cabo Delgado February 22

Artisanal miners wound three mine workers and security contractor in Cabo Delgado province on February 22; similar attacks possible over near term



A large group of artisanal miners attacked a truck in Cabo Delgado province on Saturday, February 22, burning the vehicle and wounding three mine workers and a security contractor with pickaxes.

Similar attacks are possible in Cabo Delgado province over the near term.  


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.