Incident Summary:

05/11/2020: Assailants attacked Litingina, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. It is unknown if the attack resulted in any casualties. This was one of two simultaneous attacks targeting this district on this date and one of 11 attacks across Cabo Delgado between May 3, 2020 and May 13, 2020 in which at least 11 people were kidnapped. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar al-Sunna (Mozambique).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Cabo Delgado


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Nagande district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Litingina Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Mozambique
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 Hostage numbers represent a division of the total number of those abducted across incidents 202005030020, 202005040025, 202005060010, 202005090005, 202005110017, 202005110024, 202005110025, 202005110026, 202005120019, 202005130014, and 202005130015.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Sunna (Mozambique) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mozambique to 'take stock' of death toll in May attacks," @Verdade, May 20, 2020.
"Watch: Interior minister reports on defence and security forces action in Cabo ...," Club of Mozambique, May 15, 2020.
"50 terrorists killed in northern Mozambique," Spy Ghana, May 15, 2020.