Six Tanzanian farmers were killed and seven others wounded in an ambush near Tanzania’s southern border with Mozambique. The violence is the latest in a series of execution-style attacks in the area that have killed more than 100 people since 2017.
For nearly two years, jihadists have carried out numerous raids in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province bordering Tanzania.
The ambush took place on Tuesday night, on an island in the Ruvuma River that forms the border between the two countries.
“A group of armed men is believed to have entered the country from Mozambique, ambushed the farmers at an island, rounded them up and shot them,” Tanzania’s director of criminal investigations (DCI), Robert Boaz, told journalists.
“The police and other security organs are doing everything to ensure that everyone involved is arrested and brought to justice,” he said. “No drop of Tanzanian blood can be spilled with impunity.”