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Mozambique police probes suspected terrorist video on social media

The Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM) said Tuesday that they have been doing everything they can to clarify the authenticity of a video footage of terrorists in Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

In the footage spreading on social network, armed terrorists who speak a language mixed with Portuguese and Arabic invite young people to join their group and defend the laws of Islam, with their faces covered.

According to PRM spokesman Inacio Dina, police have already received the video, but they are still working to identify the people in the footage, and to decide the authenticity of it.

“We are vigilant because anyone who released the video may has the attention of manipulating public opinion,” said the spokesman in a briefing.

As for the status quo in Cabo Delgado, Inacio Dina said that the situation is under control.

“The police are ensuring security and public order in that region of the country. At this moment we can do nothing better than ongoing investigations,” he said.

Since October 2017, unidentified mob have attacked several areas of Cabo Delgado, killing police and civilians, and burning houses.

Authorities said more than 300 suspects were arrested and investigations are ongoing.

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