Mozambique: Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack in Mozambique Leaves Two Police Officers Dead

A group of about 30 men attacked three police stations in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday.

The three police stations included the district police command, a police post and a natural resources and environment police patrol station, Inacio Dina, the spokesperson of the General Command of the Mozambican police said in a press conference in Maputo on Thursday.

“There was a prompt response from the police; two AK-47 rifles were seized. Unfortunately two police officers from the national protection force were shot dead, but the police are intensifying its actions to bring the situation under control. We are pleased to inform that two of the gang members were captured and they will provide information for the investigation,” said Dina.