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Seven killed in Mozambique terrorist attack claimed by ISIS terrorist group

Seven killed in Mozambique terrorist attack claimed by ISIS terrorist group

July 8, 2019 » Today News » / /

Seven people including a policeman were killed in northern Mozambique this week in a terrorist attack claimed by the ISIS terrorist group, local sources said Saturday.

The attack on Wednesday evening occurred in Lidjungo village in the Nangade district, a local source based in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province told AFP.

One policeman and six civilians were killed in the attack, including two children.

Terrorists have targeted remote communities in the gas-rich Cabo Delgado province since October 2017, killing more than 250 people and forcing thousands from their homes despite a heavy police and military presence in the area that borders Tanzania.

According to SITE Intelligence, which monitors terrorist activity, ISIS issued a statement late on Friday claiming involvement in the Wednesday attack.

This is its second ISIS claim for an attack in Mozambique, targeting the volatile northern region. The first was on June 3.

“The soldiers of the ISIS assaulted barracks of the crusader Mozambican army, in the Nangade area, in northern Mozambique, two days ago,” said the statement, according to a SITE translation.

The group claimed to have clashed with the military “killing and wounding a number of them and forcing the remainder to flee”.

It said fighters seized weapons and ammunition.

Source: ABNA 24