5 Apr 2021

Mozambique military ‘regain’ control of Palma after deadly raid by militant Islamists

International Editor

Leaders of Mozambique’s military say they have retaken the coastal town of Palma, over a week after it came under attack by Islamist militants.

The army claimed a “significant” number of extremist fighters had been killed, and that residents who had fled the area are now starting to return.

Dozens of people died when the militants launched their raid, including a Briton and a South African, while French energy giant Total suspended work at its nearby gas site and evacuated all its staff.