14 Jun '18, 6pm

'Severed his head': Survivors recount Mozambique attack by jihadists

'Severed his head': Survivors recount Mozambique attack by jihadists

The attackers lured the victims from their homes in the dead of night by shouting "thief", gunning down those who ventured out to intervene, decapitating them and setting one of their heads ablaze. Survivors of the attack that struck a normally quiet corner of north Mozambique described the panic after 20 men armed with guns, machetes and knives stormed Naunde village. Two young men who responded to the disturbance were captured and killed, said Mauricio Miranda, a village leader who survived the assault. "They severed his head, stuck it on a log, roasted it with the fire from a burning car and they left it at the market," said a witness, Narciso Cassimo, shaking with rage as he described the carnage, standing in front of a burnt-out shell that was once a house. Atanasio Nacir, the headteacher of the local primary school, and his deputy, Issufo Amade, raced towards the vil...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/severed-head-survivors-recount-...

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