Mozambique military forces revealed that they have captured a jihadist leader, a Tanzanian citizen, in Nangade district in the northern Cabo Delgado province.
The military officials stated that the 39-year-old leader, known as Ali, was captured alongside six other Islamic State group-linked insurgents.
He is said to have been one of the militant leaders whose task was to recruit fighters and direct attacks.
His capture comes amid a deteriorating security situation in the district, with a series of jihadist attacks in recent days.
According to media reports, in about two weeks, the insurgents have attacked seven villages in Nangade.