At least 12 killed in Mozambique terror attack


Twelve villagers were killed and 14 injured in an attack by suspected extremists on a village in a gas-rich region of northern Mozambique, a local source said on Friday.

Since October, government plans to exploit the country’s gas reserves have been thrown into doubt by an explosion of bloodthirsty assaults in the region where the industry plans to base its hub.

“Ten people were shot (dead) by firearms and two burnt (to death),” the source said of the violence which took place late Thursday in Paqueue village which lies close to the Quirimbas tourist archipelago.

One of the shooting victims had also been beheaded and the attackers had burnt 55 houses, the source said.