Mozambique: Army says 12 people were beheaded during insurgents' attack

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Chaos has erupted in the area of Palma in Mozambique.
Chaos has erupted in the area of Palma in Mozambique.
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The story: Mozambique is sending a medical team to identify the bodies of 12 people beheaded during an Islamic State attack last month on the northern gas exploration hub of Palma, an army spokesperson said.

The details: A police official and an army spokesman said the victims appeared to be foreigners, although this has not been confirmed.

The background: Palma, a town adjacent to gas projects worth some $60 billion and a base for numerous foreign companies, was the target of an attack by insurgents that began on 24 March.

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