Cabo Delgado residents decry rise in attacks

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People in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado are complaining that the security forces are not doing enough to protect them from Islamist attacks.

About 10 communities have been affected in the past two weeks, with some villages attacked several times.

They said Mozambique’s military refused to help them because they had not been authorised by their commanders to go into the field.

The army chief of staff said the population of the port city of Mocimboa da Praia, which was taken over by the militants last year, would soon be able to return.

Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced during the past three years of Islamist violence in northern Mozambique. – BBC

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