WATCH | ‘It’s a war’: Survivors tell of harrowing escapes from Palma
For more than a week, Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked the town, which has now been ‘cleared’
It’s been two weeks since the town of Palma, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, was attacked by heavily armed Islamic State-linked insurgents. The attacks began on March 24 and continued until April 2‚ leaving many people dead‚ displaced or injured.
Heads of state in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), including President Cyril Ramaphosa, were set to meet this week to discuss the situation.
Mozambique army spokesperson Commander Chongo Vidigal told Reuters Palma was now secure. “We have completed the clearing of the town. It was the only sensitive area that we needed to clear.”..