Incident Summary:

12/08/2020: Assailants set fire to two vehicles near Pundanhar, Palma, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. There were an unknown number of casualties in the attack. Following the fires, assailants closed the only road into Palma district. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Cabo Delgado

Near Pundanhar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Food Transport Buses
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"Terrorist attack vehicles on Mueda-Palma road - AIM report," Club of Mozambique, December 10, 2020.
"Mozambique: Two transport vehicles looted, burnt out by rebels close to gas megaproject - LUSA," Club of Mozambique, December 9, 2020.