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Al-Shabab leader arrested in Mozambique

The Mozambican Defence and Security Forces (FDS) say they have arrested a senior leader of Al-Shabab, the terror gang that is responsible for the insurgency in the country’s Cabo Delgado province. Identified only as Ali, 39, the Tanzanian national was arrested in Nangade district along with six other militiamen, according to information provided by the security forces, and which was also reported by local media...

Mozambique army says it has captured Tanzanian jihadist leader

Mozambique military forces say they have captured a jihadist leader, a Tanzanian citizen, in Nangade district in the northern Cabo Delgado province. The 39-year-old leader, known as Ali, was captured alongside six other Islamic State group-linked insurgents, military officials say. He is said to have been one of the militant leaders whose task was to recruit fighters and direct attacks. His capture comes amid a deteriorating security...

Mozambique Army Kills 12 Insurgents In Cabo Delgado

Mozambique Defence and Security Forces (FDS) killed 12 insurgents in Cabo Delgado province, the country’s newly appointed Defence Minister said on Friday. Cristóvão Chume, a former head of the Mozambican army, disclosed this during the closing ceremony of a military course in Maputo. He said that several weapons were recovered from the insurgents. Chume said: '"This morning I was informed that in Nangade, our forces met...

Mozambique Soldiers Accused Of Abusing Civilians

Mozambique's military chief says some troops fighting Islamist insurgents in the north of the country have been abusing civilians and stealing property. Admiral Joaquim Mangrasse said about 30 soldiers were in detention, accused of looting banks in the town of Palma, which was seized briefly by the militants earlier this year. Troops have also stolen domestic goods and crops from villagers. And they've been accused of killing...

Two arrested For Forging Covid Vaccine Cards In Mozambique

The Mozambican police say they have detained two health workers for their alleged involvement in the forgery, issuing and sale of Covid-19 vaccine cards. The two, a government general medical practitioner and an intern, had been assigned to the Bagamoyo health centre in the capital, Maputo. Police seized the forged cards and various medical material including medicine from them. The cards were being sold at $235 (£172)...

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