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Insurgents mounted another violent attack in Cabo Delgado last Friday, this time on Liche village in Nangade district, Cabo Delgado, but without causing any casualties, independent newssheet ‘Carta de Moçambque’ reports.
‘Carta’ sources report that one woman of unknown age was kidnapped, and 22 residents’ houses and contents burned to the ground. ‘Carta de Moçambqiue’ sources report the insurgents began firing while they were still far from the village, giving residents time to flee.
Sources also suggest that the Defense and Security Forces (FDS) intervened timeously, preventing worse from happening, because residents had reported strange movements in the village during the day.
Meanwhile Pinnacle News reported, in a post dated Friday at 9:57m p.m., that a “fierce and never-before-seen exchange of fire,” with “projectiles crashing several times in the air” was seen in the village, after local community leaders “shared information with the military.”
“From the clash”, reports Pinnacle News, “at least” dozens of homes were set on fire, but no casualties occurred. “Liche residents had already taken refuge in the woods, and the military ambushed [the insurgents].”
“The question today is: in which side did the insurgents take refuge?” Pinnacle News asked on its post (below). A question which guaranteed that residents in neighbouring Namaua, Mbuo, Ntamba villages, among others, did not get much sleep.
Source: Carta de Moçambique / Pinnacle News