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Terrorist groups, believed to be inspired by Islamic fundamentalism, struck three times in three separate districts in the northern province of Cabo Delgado between Wednesday and Friday, according to Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Carta de Mocambique”.
In the first attack, against Lijungo village, in Nangade district, at about 19.00 on Wednesday, the insurgents killed four people, and wounded a further three. The paper’s sources said that the dead included members of the defence and security forces.
The second attack took place the following day in the Chamala area of Miangelewa locality, in Muidumbe district. The terrorists entered the areas at about 10.00 when the villagers were bringing in their rice harvest. They beheaded three men, and raped the wife of one of these victims.
On Friday the terrorists struck at Nambo village, in Macomia district. There were no fatalities, since, when they realised they were under attack, the villagers fled into a nearby mangrove forest.
The raiders burnt down most of the huts and tents where the villagers had been living since Macomia was struck by cyclone Kenneth on 25 April. They also stole the food aid distributed to the cyclone victims.
In the previous week 21 people died in two terrorist attacks in Palma district.
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