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Unidentified assailants suspected of belonging to the armed groups which have been carrying out attacks in northern Mozambican have killed two people and burned vehicles in two separate incidents, the Carta de Moçambique website reports today.
The two men had left their village to sell construction equipment in the village of Mocímboa da Praia on Friday when they were surprised by the attackers, who killed them, a third person, who escaped the attack, reported.
The website reports another attack, on Saturday, some tens of kilometres to the north, when two vehicles were burned out on the dirt road between Palma and the Rovuma river, which borders Tanzania.
One vehicle was a lorry loaded with food and goods, while the other was a minibus carrying passengers. The occupants of the two vehicles escaped before the vehicles were destroyed.
The Carta da Moçambique site reports a third incident, in which a person was shot by unknown assailants on Thursday, and is now receiving medical treatment. The victim had cooperated with police authorities in operations against the armed groups, the source adds.
Since October 2017, attacks in Cabo Delgado by unidentified armed groups allegedly originating in mosques have cost at least 150 lives.
— Eric Morier-Genoud (@emorier) May 11, 2019
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