Jihadists shoot, behead 52 youngsters in Moz

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Jihadists shoot, behead 52 youngsters in Moz

The group wants to establish a caliphate in the gas-rich region, causing concern among energy giants there

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A shadowy Islamist group that has terrorised northern Mozambique killed 52 villagers on April 7 after locals refused to be recruited to their ranks, it emerged this week.

“Recently, the criminals tried to recruit young people to join their ranks, but there was resistance on the part of the youths. This provoked the anger of the criminals, who indiscriminately killed — cruelly and diabolically — 52 young people,” police spokesperson Orlando Mudumane told the state-owned broadcasting service.

The killings took place in the village of Xitaxi, in Muidumbe...

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