The Islamic State terrorist group claimed explosive attacks on military patrols in Cabo Delgado province, 140 kilometers apart.
Through its propaganda channels, the terrorist group said, as quoted by the Lusa news agency, that on Sunday it detonated an explosive device that hit an armored vehicle on patrol for the Mozambican army, on the road linking the villages of Mbau and Limala, in the district of Mocímboa da Praia, causing deaths and injuries among the soldiers.
According to the source, the group also claimed another attack on a road in the Macomia district, also in Cabo Delgado, 140 kilometers away.
On Sunday, the Chief of Staff of the Mozambican Armed Forces said that the Mozambican army has greater control of Cabo Delgado, reiterating that operations are continuing in pursuit of the rebels terrorizing that northern province.
"We have managed to develop operations and have greater control in the region, relentlessly pursuing the terrorists," said Joaquim Rivas Mangrasse, in a briefing to the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, in Tete.
According to the Chief of General Staff, the recent elimination of the leader of terrorism in the country, Mozambican Bonomade Machude Omar, was a "huge casualty" for the rebels who have been attacking Cabo Delgado province since 2017.