Mozambique troops ‘kill 26 Islamist insurgents’
Mozambique’s security forces killed at least 26 Islamist militants in the insurgency-hit northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in the independent Carta de Mocambique publication.
It says that the soldiers stormed the insurgent’s base on Thursday killing 26.
At least 13 fighters were injured and taken to custody, according to state news agency AIM.
The security forces also seized weapons, foodstuffs, and medicines at the camp, the report says.
Orlando Mudumane, the spokesperson of the general police command in the capital, Maputo, could not confirm the story when the BBC contacted him.
The insurgency in the region began in late 2017 and some analysts say the militants, who identity themselves as al-Shabab, have links to Islamists in East Africa.