Dozens dead, beheaded in Islamist attacks in Mozambique
A Mozambican army spokesman confirmed Sunday that dozens of civilians have been killed since Wednesday as Islamist insurgents beseige the northern town of Palma.
Many remain missing, including scores of foreign workers. Witnesses reported militants shooting indiscriminately and bodies in the streets, while attackers laid siege to a hotel and ambushed convoys of cars trying to escape.
The gas-rich Cabo Delgado province, which is home to a $20 billion development by French energy company Total, has seen sporadic attacks, including beheadings, since 2017. Hundreds of people have been rescued from the coastal town in boats.