Suspected Islamist Attacks in Mozambique Shock the Region

Just when Frelimo and Renamo quarrels were showing some signs of being resolved, a new armed group has popped up from nowhere this month to launch several armed and deadly attacks in the north. These are believed to be the first Islamist attacks in Mozambique and have caused shock and bewilderment in the country and the region, writes Institute For Security Studies' Peter Fabricius.



  • Mozambique:  First Islamist Attacks Shock the Region

    ISS, 27 October 2017

    Just when the ancient Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo)-Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) quarrel was showing some signs of being resolved, a new armed group has popped… Read more »

  • Mozambique:   17 Killed as Gunmen Attack Police

    AIM, 11 October 2017

    The Mozambican police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 52 people in connection with the armed islamist attack against the town of Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern province of… Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Life Returns to Normal in Mocimboa DA Praia

    AIM, 10 October 2017

    Public and private institutions are once again functioning normally in the town of Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, after last Thursday's… Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Police in Control of Mocimboa DA Praia

    AIM, 8 October 2017

    The Mozambican police have re-established control over the town of Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, where attacks by Islamic extremists occurred on… Read more »

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