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EXPLAINER | How the extremist situation in Mozambique affects SA

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Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol the streets on 7 March 2018 in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, after security in the area was increased, following a two-day attack from suspected islamists.
Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol the streets on 7 March 2018 in Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, after security in the area was increased, following a two-day attack from suspected islamists.
PHOTO: Adrien Barbier/AFP

Concerns have again been raised over the extent of power an Islamic State (ISIS) linked insurgency holds in northern Mozambique after a gruesome video surfaced of a woman being executed.

This followed roughly two months since the group threatened to attack South Africa if it became involved in the conflict in the country's Cabo Delgado province.

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