Mozambique troop parade [photo: Africa news]
The Southern African Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has killed 17 terrorists operating in Cabo Delgado province after their base in Chitama was destroyed.In a statement released today, the Saturday attack has claimed a Samim life as several others are convalescent at different hospitals.
Among the attackers killed is an insurgent at Messalo River as three rifles were recovered. A terrorist is also captured and is being questioned.
In July, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries started deploying forces to assist the Mozambican Defense Force fight insurgency and terrorism in the northern region.
Several members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have sent their countries troops to aid Mozambique in their fight against terrirism.
Rwanda was the first to send 1,000 troops to Mozambique. Botswana followed with a contingent of 296 while South Africa deployed 1,500 soldiers.
Zimbabwe also sent 304 military instructors to train Mozambican soldiers to fight the insurgents.
Apart from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Angola also forms part of the Samim.