US expresses ‘strong concern’ over recent attack in Mozambique

By Jorge Joaquim

The United States on Friday expressed its “strong concern” regarding the attack on a minibus in Manica Province that injured three employees, one of them seriously.

The victims were employees of an organization that works with the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

They were taken to the Dombe health clinic, but the driver underwent surgery at the Chimoio Provincial Hospital, due to the seriousness of his injuries. He is now awaiting a medical decision for transfer to Maputo Central Hospital.

“The Embassy of the United States of America expresses its strong concern regarding the apparent attack (…) and sends its wishes for a quick recovery to the injured” it said in a statement in which “recognizes the necessary and critical work done by all health workers in Mozambique.”

The victims were passing the village of Seventine when it was machine-gunned. Mozambican police attributed the attack to the Renamo Military Junta.

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