‘New ball game’: forces tread dangerous ground in Mozambique

Landmines and IEDs are now being used by insurgents, ‘changing the course of the conflict’

19 September 2021 - 18:49 By Erika Gibson

Forces of the Southern African Development Community’s mission in Mozambique (Samim) are facing a new and deadly threat which kills without a warning: that of landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

One of the Rwanda Defence Force’s (RDF) Ratel mine-resistant vehicles last Sunday hit a landmine south of Mbau in the Cabo Delgado province, where the RDF’s forces are also assisting Mozambique in the battle against extremists...

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