Mozambique: Mocimboa Da Praia – 52 People Arrested

The Mozambican police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 52 people in connection with the armed islamist attack against the town of Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, last Thursday.

At a Maputo press briefing, the spokesperson for the General Command of the police, Inacio Dina, said that, despite the large number of arrests, only four firearms and 100 rounds of ammunition had been seized.

He put the death toll from the clashes, which lasted throughout Thursday and into Friday, at 17 – two police officers, 14 members of the attacking group, and one community leader murdered by the raiders.

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