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Insurgents attacked the village of Antadora, Mocimboa da Praia district, on Tuesday afternoon (1 October). Between 3 and 5 pm the guerrillas burned houses and kidnapped some people. There were no deaths, our correspondents report. The village of Antadora is located on the main road giving access to the districts of Mueda, Mocimboa da Praia and Palma.
This is the tenth attack in Cabo Delgado province and the fourth in Mocimboa da Praia since the start of the election campaign.
Due to the frequent attacks, a considerable number of voters will not be able to vote on 15 October. Antadora has a polling station with 270 registered voters.
On Monday (30 September), insurgents attacked the villages of Namatil and Samala, Chitunda administrative post, Mingeleua, Muidumbe district, burning about a dozen homes and seizing rice sacks. “At this time the villages were abandoned. People took refuge in the locality of Mingueleua-headquarters,” said our correspondents.
The attacked area is on the outskirts of the Nguri River and residents are exclusively dedicated to planting rice and maize.
Due to this attack, EPC students from Chitunda and other public and private institutions except health and defence did not work yesterday.
Mingueleua has about 11,000 registered voters in 15 polling stations.
This was the third attack that occurred during the campaign in Muidumbe.
By Joseph Hanlon
Source: 2019 General Elections - Mozambique Political Process Bulletin
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