Tourists on an organised bird watching tour came under attack last week in Central Mozambique. The three vehicles were attacked by gunmen – a driver and an Australian tourist were injured, and the group in the third vehicle were robbed at gunpoint.

From OFM

Best to avoid central Mozambique for a while – SA birder 

Frans-Hendrik Joubert, an avid 27-year-old birdwatcher and photographer from Cape Town, told OFM News they were on a guided tour in Central Mozambique last week, looking for rare and endangered bird species, when their convoy of three vehicles was ambushed. 

The driver of the first vehicle was wounded in his wrist, and an Australian passenger in his leg. 

The vehicle in which Joubert was was also hit twice, but everyone escaped injury. They managed to escape by speeding past the shooters. 

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From IOL

SA birdwatchers escape deadly Mozambique ambush

However, the third vehicle carrying more members from Everitt’s touring group had lagged behind during the morning outing and were unaware of what had happened.

About six gunmen, armed with AK-47s, forced the driver to stop.

The male driver was with three women. All were robbed of their possessions, including cellphones, an iPad and cash.

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