A group active in Mozambique since 2017, Ansar al-Sunna ( Followers of the Traditional Path or Defenders of Tradition) emerged as a new terrorist threat in the area. On October 2, 2017, Ansar al-Sunna launched a well-planned attack on three police stations in the town of Mocimboa de Praia.
The group is also known as Al Shabaab, but is separate from the group of the same name that operates in Somalia.
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