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Mozambican police arrest 5 armed Madagascar men

Mozambican police arrest 5 armed Madagascar men

Mozambican police have arrested five men from Madagascar after finding firearms in their rooms at a hotel housing peace negotiators from the Indian Ocean island nation.
Maputo police spokeswoman Silvia Mahunane said Wednesday the men are being held at a Maputo police station until they can be escorted to their homeland and handed over to authorities there.
The five were arrested Tuesday night after three weapons were found. Mahunane did not say what kind of firearms.
She says police searched the rooms because of suspicions the men were not part of the negotiating team, as they claimed.
Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano is mediating talks among Madagascar's political rivals aimed at setting up a coalition government after a March coup.


Updated : 2021-04-17 05:38 GMT+08:00