Mozambique police deny report of Al-Qaeda camps

On Tuesday, Mozambique police dismissed a South African newspaper report which reported that the country was home to Al-Qaeda training camps that could launch an attack on the World Cup.

Police spokesman Pedro Cossa sated that there’s no possibility of having Al-Qaeda training camps in his country.

In a report on Sunday, South Africa’s Sunday Times said South Africa could be hit by a terrorist attack during the tournament that starts on June 11. According to the newspaper, it had seen “notes” which contained details of “three training camps in Nampulaand Tete provinces” in central and northern Mozambique, run by “Somalis, Pakistanis, Indians and Bangladeshis.”

The newspaper said two sources separately confirmed the Mozambique camps and presence of both Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaaboperatives. However, refuting the report, Cossa said Mozambican authorities were well equipped to tackle with any such terrorist threat.