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The self-styled “Islamic State” (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the deaths of three Mozambican soldiers in a terrorist attack last Saturday, against a military position in Quiterajo administrative post, in Macomia district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
The ISIS statement, according to a report in the independent newssheet “Carta de Mocambique” referred to Mozambique as a “province” in the ISIS caliphate. The last people who called Mozambique a province were the Portuguese colonialists, for whom all Portugal’s African colonies were “overseas provinces”.
Incident on 07 May at Quiterajo claimed by the Islamic State as “Wilayah Mozambiq”
First claim to credit referring to “Wilayah Mozambiq” pic.twitter.com/LjCw9WIMyx
— Jasmine Opperman (@Jasminechic00) May 10, 2022
The Cabo Delgado provincial police commander, Vicente Chicote, has said that Macomia and Nangade are now the only two districts made unsafe by terrorist activities.
On 25 April, the spokesperson for the Rwandan Defence Force, Col Ronald Rwivanga, said that Rwandan troops are now working with the Mozambican defence and security forces and with the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) in Macomia, to expel the remaining terrorists from the district.
It is feared that Islamic State sympathisers in South Africa may be raising funds to support the terrorist groups in Cabo Delgado. An investigation by the paper “TimesLIVE” found that several organisations are transferring money from South Africa to support terrorist groups in various parts of the continent.
In February, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) warned that the financing of terrorism poses a direct threat to South Africa. “Claims of financing from South Africa for attacks in Mozambique or in Kenya are cause for serious concern”, said the FIC.
Lots of discourse surrounding why Islamic State has claimed an attack in Cabo Delgado province on behalf of a so called ‘Mozambique province’. One thing im pretty sure of is that it does not denote any strengthening of ASWJ in the region
— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) May 11, 2022