Mozambique Militants Beheading Children as Young as 11

Mozambique Militants Beheading Children as Young as 11

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MOZAMBIQUE militants beheading children as young as 11.

Mozambique children as young as 11 years old are being beheaded according to the UK based group Save the Children. So far violence has seen thousands of people killed and many more displaced as Islamist insurgency tears the northern region part.

According to Chance Briggs, Save the Children’s country director in Mozambique, the reported attacks “sicken us to our core.” He went on to explain how families are being displaced and said, “the violence has to stop and displaced families need to be supported as they find their bearings and recover from trauma.”

Displaced families who have been spoken to by Save the Children have described how sons are being taken and killed and have described “horrifying scenes” of murder. One young mother told of how she was forced to hide with three of her children as her young son, only 12 years old was murdered.

The 28-year-old mum told of her helplessness and said, “We tried to escape to the woods, but they took my eldest son and beheaded him.

“We couldn’t do anything because we would be killed too.”

The province of Cabo Delgado in the northernmost part of Mozambique has seen insurgency and violence escalate dramatically recently, and tragically beheadings are a hallmark of the insurgent’s attacks.

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