(MOZAMBIQUE) JUST IN: At least nine civilians were killed in new attacks carried out by Islamist insurgents in the restive province of Cabo Delgado in the north local sources said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: The attacks on the districts of Mocimboa da Praia and Macomia of Cabo Delgado on Wednesday forced the local population to flee their homes, seeking safety in nearby woods, residents told VOA:

At least nine civilians killed with 8-beheaded in two separate attacks in Cabo Delgado northern Mozambique according to VOANews.Com/

A group of armed men “hooded with Islamic handkerchiefs” invaded the village of Tandacua in Macomia, searching for food, according to a local resident: The insurgents “arrived around 6 in the evening [local time], so many residents fled the village,” the resident, who declined to give his name, told VOA: “When we returned the next day, we found eight dead people who were beheaded,” the resident said, adding that “the security situation is getting more complicated.”

On Tuesday, Islamist militants entered the district of Mocimboa da Praia, killing one civilian at a flour mill before seizing food and livestock………The insurgents “entered Mocimboa da Praia twice this week,” said Zunaid, a Mocimboa da Praia resident who gave only his first name:

“After they killed a man on Tuesday and left, they went in again [on Wednesday] to steal more food,” he told VOA…………“All residents are in the woods out of fear,” Zunaid said, noting that “there are more military personnel than the local population, but al-Shabab [militants] still come in and attack us.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Aug.04: 2020:

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