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A worker of a French NGO is killed in Mozambique

A worker of a French NGO is killed in Mozambique

An employee of the French aid organization Solidarites International was killed in Mozambique. As the organization announced yesterday, the man was ambushed and killed by an armed group on Sunday on his way to the coastal city of Palma in the restive Cabo Delgado province.

A spokeswoman for the Paris-based organization said the man, aged about 30, was Mozambican. The spokeswoman added that several people were killed in the attack. However, she does not have specific information on this. According to the Mozambican news website “Zitamar”, a total of five people were killed, including the Palma police chief, his wife and nephew.

active jihadists

In the natural gas-rich Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique, groups allied to the Islamic State (IS) group began carrying out attacks on villages and towns on the coast in 2017.

More than 3,000 soldiers from Rwanda and South African countries are now stationed in the region to help the Mozambican army drive out the jihadists. More than 4,400 people have been killed in the fighting and nearly a million have fled.

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