Incident Summary:

10/31/2020: Assailants attacked Namacunde, Muidumbe district, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. No casualties were reported in the attack; however residences of local government officials were set on fire in the attack. This was one of six attacks in this area on this date. The Central Africa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Cabo Delgado


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Muidumbe district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Namacande Village
Specific Description Village
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Central Africa Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mozambique: Cabo Ligado Weekly: 26 October - 1 November 2020," ReliefWeb, November 4, 2020.
"Terrorist attacks kill nine in Muidumbe district - Carta," Club of Mozambique, November 2, 2020.
"Mozambique: Terrorists attack Muidumbe villages - AIM report," Club of Mozambique, November 2, 2020.