2020 Mozambique attacks

The 2020 Mozambique attacks included multiple attacks launched by insurgents of Islamic State's Central Africa Province and other groups. The attacks left at least 102 people dead.

2020 Mozambique attacks
Part of the insurgency in Cabo Delgado
Cabo Delgado in Mozambique.svg
Location of Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique
Date7 April and 9 November 2020
Attack type
Massacres, kidnapping, arson
Perpetrators Islamic State


7 April 2020 - Mozambique police say 52 male villagers were killed by Islamist militants.[1] The attack occurred in Xitaxi, Muidumbe District, Cabo Delgado Province, after they refused to join their ranks.[2]

9 November 2020 - Militant Islamists behead at least 50 people in several villages in Cabo Delgado Province. In addition, the insurgents burned homes and kidnapped women during their raids.[3] United Nations Secretary General António Guterres expressed his shock and condemned the "wanton brutality" of the massacres.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Villagers 'massacred' by Mozambique Islamists". BBC News. 22 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Islamist insurgents kill 52 villagers in Mozambique, police say". Reuters. 22 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Militant Islamists 'behead more than 50' in Mozambique". BBC News. 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Mozambique". United Nations Secretary-General. 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-12-10.