Attacks and killing of civilians on the outskirts of Pemba and other towns in the Cabo Delgado province, north of Mozambique, is driving thousands of people out of their villages.
Amnesty International Southern Africa says the recent attacks and brutal killing of civilians by an extremist group, Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jama in the northern province of Mozambique, Cabo Delgado bordering Tanzania, is a well calculated move.
Britain advised citizens on Tuesday against travelling to an area in northeastern Mozambique after a series of attacks by groups with links to Islamic militants.
Suspected jihadists using knives and machetes killed five people in an area of Mozambique that has been rocked by a spate of attacks blamed on radical Islamists, police said Thursday.
Suspected jihadists hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes early Tuesday in northern Mozambique, police said.