The state-owned Radio Mozambique reported that the clash happened when a Renamo armed group attacked a road block early Wednesday on a tertiary road in Gorongosa district, central Mozambican province of Sofala.

“In an exchange of fire, a policeman was killed and a Renamo fighter also died”, said Manuel Camachu, administrator of the area, adding that the fighting lasted for 30 minutes and the Renamo men fled to the bush.

Gorongosa used to be Renamo’s stronghold during the ended civil war Renamo waged against the Frelimo-led government.

The Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, is currently believed in Gorongosa.

Last week, Renamo gunmen attacked five vehicles along the country’s main south-north road between in Sofala, wounding at least six drivers.

On Monday, Renamo gunmen killed a senior Frelimo official in cold blood at Nhamatanda district, Sofala. He is the second Frelimo member killed by Renamo gunman at the beginning of this year.

Renamo and the Frelimo-led government are at loggerhead since the first democratic elections held in 1992. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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