The Borneo Post (Sabah)

New clashes in Mozambique’s northeast

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MAPUTO: New clashes have erupted in the town of Palma in Mozambique, three weeks after a jihadist attack there left dozens of people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, military and security sources said.

“There were shots, but the situation is under control,” said a military commander, speaking on condition of anonymity late Thursday.

“They attacked in a village in Mueda, in Pundanhar and Palma almost simultaneo­usly,” said a security source based in Maputo.

Islamic State-linked militants raided the coastal town of Palma on March 24 in an assault that marked a major intensific­ation in an insurgency that has wreaked havoc across Cabo Delgado province for over three years as the jihadists seek to establish a caliphate.

The violence pushed France’s Total to desert a nearby multibilli­on-dollar gas project. — AFP

 ?? — AFP photo ?? Biden (centre right) and Harris (left) meet with the Congressio­nal Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington, DC.
— AFP photo Biden (centre right) and Harris (left) meet with the Congressio­nal Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington, DC.

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