Incident Summary:

02/21/2019: Assailants attacked an Anadarko convoy on a highway in Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Six employees were injured in the attack. This was one of two related attacks on Anadarko convoy in this area on this day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar al-Sunna (Mozambique).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Cabo Delgado

Mocimboa da Praia district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Anadarko
Specific Description Vehicle
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Sunna (Mozambique) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four Beheaded In Attacks In Mozambique's Volatile North," AFP (World Service), February 24, 2019.
"Maputo - One killed, 6 hurt as US gas giant's convoys attacked in Mozambique," AFP (North European Service), February 22, 2019.
"ATTACK AGAINST ANADARKO CONVOY LEAVES ONE DEAD," Mozambique News Agency (English), February 22, 2019.