MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) --
A new attack by the armed extremists killed six people Wednesday
night in the Quissanga district of Mozambique’s northern
province Cabo Delgado, residents from the district told
reporters on Thursday.
Local reports said
the extremists assaulted the Namaluco village, burning some
villagers and killing others with machetes.
The residents, some
fleeing the attacks, said the extremists uttered a few words
mixed with Arabic and other languages, and those who did not
respond in the same language were attacked.
“They were burning
houses, entering sanitary units and vandalizing,” said one
woman, describing their action as very quick.
Most residents have
taken refuge in the woods or moved to other places.
Since the new wave
of violence began at the end of May, more than 20 people have
been killed by the group that claims the imposition of Sharia
(Islamic law) in the same province.
According to a
research released last month, the group has links with Islamist
militants in Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and the Great Lakes region
of East Africa.