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29 Mar 2021

Dozens feared dead in Mozambique terrorist attack claimed by Islamic State

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Dozens of people are feared to have been killed in a terrorist attack in Mozambique.

Islamic State has claimed the attack, which was carried out over several days by a local affiliate known as Al-Shabaab.

Their target was the town of Palma in the northeast of Mozambique.

It is home to around 75,000 people and near Africa’s biggest natural gas project.

Palma lies on the Indian Ocean coast of the southern African country, near its border with Tanzania.