10 People Beheaded by Islamic Extremists in Mozambique
ICC Note: 10 villagers were beheaded in Mozambique by suspected Islamic extremists. The group, Ansar al-Sunna, or al-Shabab, has no known affiliation with the Somali based group of the same name. They have however been conducting these types of attacks in the country for several years now.
05/31/2018 Mozambique (Christian Post) – Ten people, including women and children, were decapitated in the East African nation of Mozambique by suspected Islamic jihadis, government officials have said.
The attack came Sunday in the Monjane village in the Cabo Delgado province, which has large oil and gas reserves and ruby and sapphire deposits.
Government officials have declared that at least two children and four women were among those beheaded. AFP reports that the children killed were boys ages 15 and 16.
National police spokesman Inacio Dina told a news conference in Maputo that the suspects used machetes and have not yet been arrested. However, a manhunt is underway.
“There are 10 citizens who have been hideously killed,” Dina said. “[W]e will hunt and find them and take them to the court as happened with others.”
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