Maputo, 29 May (AIM) – The Mozambican defence and security forces killed five islamist terrorists last Wednesday in a clash near Ngangolo village, Nangade district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”.
After learning that a local trader was supplying the terrorists with food, the Mozambican forces laid an ambush. The jihadists fell into the trap, on Wednesday night, but fought back.
Five terrorists died, and another five were injured. On the Mozambican side, two members of the Rapid Intervention Unit (UIR – the Mozambican equivalent of the riot police) were killed.
The source cited by “Mediafax” said that substantial amounts of food had been recovered from the jihadists. The trader accused of collaborating with the terrorists, has been detained, and is now in custody.
On Friday, President Filipe Nyusi announced that one of the terrorist commanders, whom he named as Issar Washio, had been killed, along with several of his companions.
This clash also took place on Wednesday, but Nyusi did not say in which Cabo Delgado district it had occurred.