Three injured in Renamo attack on postal bus

Maputo, (AIM) – Three people were injured on Thursday when gunmen from the illicit militia of Mozambique’s largest opposition party Renamo attacked a postal bus travelling between the country’s capital Maputo and the city of Quelimane.

Source: Three injured in Renamo attack on postal bus – The Zimbabwean 21/5/2016

The attack took place on the main north-south highway, the EN1, at Longoze, Mopeia district, in Zambezia province.

According to the public postal service Correios de Mocambique, details of the attack are still being established. However, company spokesperson Vasco Jovo explained that the bus was shot at from both sides of the road as it was travelling at 80 kilometres per hour.

As a result of the ambush two women and a man received injuries.

In October 2014, the postal service launched an inter-provincial bus service which transports mail and passengers over eight routes.