Mozambique: islamist militants abducted seven women

Islamist militants have kidnapped seven women from a village in the Mozambican northern province of Cabo Delgado, local media reports.

Southern African troops launched a rescue mission but they were unable to find the captives.

In a separate incident, the insurgents attacked a village in Mueda district, looting food and other items.

Although Rwandan, Southern African and local troops have made progress against the militants, the jihadists continue to strike.

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They have been beheading farmers in their fields and abducting boys to serve as fighters.

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