Armed Islamist militants have killed at least 15 people in the central Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, local newspaper Opais reports.
The incident occurred when a group of militants, locally known as al-Shabab but not known to be affiliated with the Somalia-based militant group of the same name, attacked a passenger car on Tuesday, the paper says.
The attackers decapitated eight people and burnt them inside a car, eyewitnesses told Opais. Seven other people were killed at a health centre.
Insurgents have been carrying out armed robberies of passenger vehicles in the area recently, in addition to attacking villages, where they kill civilians and set fire to houses.
The militants have so far killed more than 200 people – most through decapitation and over 600 houses have been set ablaze.Article share tools