Gunmen Attack Train In Mozambique

Gunmen, believed to have been members of the country’s opposition party, have attacked a train, in central Mozambique, injuring the driver’s assistant.

Gunmen from rebel group Renamo attacked a train in central Mozambique on its way to a coal mine, injuring the driver’s assistant, the southern African nation’s state news agency reported on Tuesday.

The train of 42 wagons was empty as it travelled to the mine operated by Brazil’s Vale SA at Moatize in the northern Tete province, when gunmen fired on the lead locomotive, shattering its windscreen.

Renamo, which is also the official opposition in Mozambique, never completely disarmed after a civil war with the governing Frelimo party and launched a low-level guerrilla campaign in late 2012.

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