The Military Mission of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), best known as Samim, deployed as part of the fight against terrorism in Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique, says it has killed 30 suspected jihadists in an operation launched last Tuesday.
Weapons used by the jihadist suspects have also been recovered.
The SADC military mission also announced that two of its soldiers, one from Botswana and the other from Tanzania, lost their lives in the operation in the woods of Nkonga village, in the district of Nangade, north of Cabo Delgado.
Nangade still has strongholds of jihadists, who have carried out daily attacks against villages, farms and military positions.
Recently, Tanzanian forces integrated in the SADC military mission fell into an ambush and five soldiers were injured. During the ambush, the jihadists seized weapons.