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Gunmen on Tuesday killed three people in a remote village in the district of Macomia, Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique, local sources have reported.
Quoted by the Carta de Moçambique website, the same sources attribute the attack to terrorist groups which have been active in the region for a year and a half.
The attackers entered the village of Simbolongo at sunset and caught their Muslim victims by surprise as they were breaking the Ramadan fast.
The village, only accessible by dirt road, is located in the administrative post of Mucojo, about 80 kilometres from the district headquarters village of Macomia.
The armed men stole food before fleeing into the bush where they have taken refuge, and from where they have launched increasingly frequent attacks on local residents as they go to the sea to fish.
Macomia district has been receiving humanitarian aid, including food, in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the province in April.
Local sources reported more attacks last week near the village of Palma, at the northern tip of the province.
Attacks by armed groups have killed at least 150 people in similar attacks since October 2017.Source: Lusa
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