Soldiers fighting insurgents in Mozambique accused of abusing civilians


Some troops fighting Islamist insurgents in the north of the country have been abusing civilians and stealing property, Mozambique’s military chief, Admiral Joaquim Mangrasse says.

About 30 soldiers were in detention, accused of looting banks in the town of Palma, which was seized briefly by the militants earlier this year, said Admiral Mangrasse.

Troops have also stolen domestic goods and crops from villagers.

And they’ve been accused of killing and torturing people suspected of having links with the jihadists. (Source: BBC)