Terrorists attack more villages in Chiúre district

Terrorists attack more villages in Chiúre district
Terrorists attack more villages in Chiúre district

Africa-Press – Mozambique. Islamist terrorists, between Thursday and Saturday, again attacked villages in Chiúre district, in the northern Mozambican Province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Carta de Moçambique.”

According to the paper, the terrorists clashed with members of the Mozambican Defence Forces (FDS), as well as of the Rwandan forces, who have been stationed to protect the local populations.

It is believed that the terrorists did not cause any deaths, although they burned down houses in Micoleni village.

“On Saturday, they attacked Micoleni. They entered in the morning without resorting to violence and in the afternoon, from 16.00, they burned some of the population’s huts and left”, a resident named João Leveni said.

The terrorists also attacked on Thursday the villages of M’mala, Ntonhane and Mugipala. On Friday, they set fire to huts in the village of Napala.

Leveni added that the village is calm, while the authorities and humanitarian organizations are registering displaced families.

In a recent photo report, propaganda media of the self-styled “Islamic State” released pictures in which terrorists can be seen destroying Christian symbols, in one of the churches in the Mazeze administrative post.

The terrorists have also claimed the destruction of two churches and over a hundred houses in the village of Magaia.

According to the authorities, a preliminary record of people displaced in recent days over the provincial boundary into Nampula province exceeds 30,000. The conflict has left many vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition, especially women and children.

Cabo Delgado is rich in natural gas and many other minerals, but has been plagued by terrorist attacks since 2017 perpetrated by jihadist groups causing the death of over 3,000 people, most of them civilians.

In its last report on Mozambique, the United Nations Refugee Agency says that nearly a million people have fled their homes over the last five years in Cabo Delgado as a result of the violence.

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