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03 Dec 2018 | 05:14 PM UTC

Mozambique: Unidentified militants kill four in Cabo Delgado Dec. 1-2 /update 2

Unidentified militants kill four people in Mocímboa da Praia district (Cabo Delgado province) December 1-2; additional attacks possible in the near term

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Event

Unidentified armed men killed four people in two separate attacks in Mocímboa da Praia district (Cabo Delgado province) on Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2. The attacks reportedly targeted two farmer camps in Njana and Natchunde, respectively. Similar attacks are possible in Cabo Delgado province in the near term.

Context

Notably, on November 23, unidentified militants set fire to house in the village of Chicuaia Valha in Cabo Delgado province. At least 12 people were killed and hundreds fled across the border into Tanzania. The Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Shabaab) group was suspected of carrying out the attack.

The Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Shabaab) group has been blamed for carrying out attacks against local businesses, government installations, and security forces in Cabo Delgado province.

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.

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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