Mozambique: arrest of Tanzanian jihadist leader

Mozambique: arrest of Tanzanian jihadist leader

A Tanzanian terrorist leader known as Ali has been arrested in Nangade district in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambican troops said.

Ali, 39-year-old was captured with six other Islamic State group-linked insurgents, military officials say.

The terrorist’s capture comes amid a deteriorating security situation in the district, with a series of jihadist attacks in recent days.

Local media reported that insurgents attacked seven villages in Nangade two weeks ago.

The latest attack happened in Limualamuala village on Saturday and resulted in the deaths of six people who had been attending an initiation rites ceremony, the BBC reports.

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