Home / AFRICA NEWS / News Africa / Jihadists killed in major Mozambique crackdown

Jihadists killed in major Mozambique crackdown

Mozambique’s security forces have killed nearly 130 Islamist militants in the past three weeks, the government says.

Interior Minister Amad Miquidade said the gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado was now under government control.

He said the military would carry out further operations to make sure all jihadist bases were destroyed.

The Islamist fighters, known locally as al-Shabab, have been beheading people and burning villages in northern Mozambique for the past three years.

It is not clear whether the group has any links to the Somali group of the same name.

At least 900 people have been killed and there has been an upsurge in attacks recently.

Last week the authorities said for the first time that the militants were part of the Islamic State group.

BBC

About Elvis Anokye

Check Also

Kenyan carrier in cargo deal with South African Airways

Kenya Airways (KQ) has started ferrying cargo on behalf of South African Airways with which …

Welcome to Iwoye-Ketu, the Nigerian community where it is taboo to use umbrella

An umbrella is an object for protection against rain or hot sun. When it starts …

Children among five killed in Ivory Coast flooding

At least five people, including four children, have died after torrential rain overnight led to …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com