Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol the streets after security in the area was increased, following a two-day attack from suspected militants in October last year, on March 7, 2018 in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique. (AFP / ADRIEN BARBIER)
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Suspected militants hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes on Tuesday in northern Mozambique, a region that has suffered a spate of similar attacks, police said.The assailants in a dawn raid on Tuesday burnt down 164 houses and destroyed four cars during the assault on the village of Naude in the Macomia district, the spokesman said.The increase in attacks in the north of the country could pose a problem for Mozambique, which holds general elections next year and hopes to cash in on the recently discovered gas reserves.The country's north has largely been excluded from the economic growth of the last 20 years, and the region sees itself as a neglected outpost, creating fertile ground for radical Al-Shabaab-style ideology.Mozambique last month passed an anti-terrorism law that punishes terror activity with prison sentences of more than 40 years.
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