Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: Assailants ambushed a vehicle in a convoy near the town of Muxungue, Sofala province, Mozambique. This was one of two uncoordinated ambushes on vehicles near Muxungue. Five people were injured across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mozambique National Resistance Movement (MNR).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Muxungue

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Mozambique Armed Defense Forces (FADM)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Mozambique
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target Mozambique
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of wounded across incidents 201312310078 and 201401010048.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mozambique National Resistance Movement (MNR) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Political instability moments in Mozambique - a chronology," Deutsche Welle, August 6, 2014.
"Renamo Mounts New Year Ambushes,", January 3, 2014.