Three weeks after the major attack, the port city was still attacked by members of Al-Chabab, who has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State organization.
According to military and security sources, the new jihad took place on Thursday, April 15 in the city of Palma in northeastern Mozambique. Three weeks later, the jihadists launched a major attack that killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands.
“There were shootings, but the situation is under control”A military source told AFP. Security sources confirmed the conflict in Palma and the simultaneous attacks in two locations within a 200-kilometer radius. “They attacked Mueda, Pundanhar and Palma almost simultaneously”The source said.
On March 24, an armed group sworn allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group sowed a terrorist incident in this 75,000-resident city in the poor but natural-gas-rich Capo Delgado region, which is close to a pilot natural gas project Only a few kilometers are provided by Total in France.
Since this attack, people have been worried about new raids led by galvanized insurgents. These attackers provided food and weapons in Palma, which has been a turning point since the Holy War broke out in Cabo Delgado in 2017.
The fighter is locally known as “Al-Chabab” (“Young people” in Arabic) has been raging in the predominantly Muslim provinces bordering Tanzania for more than three years.