- The Moçambique para todos newspaper said the ambush took place at a location at Pemba- Mocímboa da Praia in Cabo Delgado Province, some 1,663km north of Maputo.
Eighteen people, among them security agents, were killed in a Mozambique ambush by suspected insurgents, local media reported.
The Moçambique para todos newspaper said the ambush took place at a location at Pemba- Mocímboa da Praia in Cabo Delgado Province, some 1,663km north of Maputo.
Cabo Delgado is the northernmost province of Mozambique, bordering Tanzania.
The publication said one vehicle was burnt down in the incident and several others partially damaged.
The paper further reported that a contingent of police officers and soldiers had been dispatched to Cabo Delgado Province to deal with the suspected insurgents.
A fortnight ago, 16 people were killed in a string of attacks on three police stations in northern Mozambique’s Mocímboa da Praia region.
The attack, according to the authorities, involved about 30 gunmen.
Mozambique still suffers from the effects of a 16-year civil war that ended in 1992. The protracted conflict in the former Portuguese colony pitted the ruling Frelimo against the rebel Renamo fighters.
Tensions remain between Frelimo and Renamo, despite the latter evolving into an opposition political party.