Britain issued a travel warning to citizens wishing to visit northern Mozambique following the recent attacks by the terror groups linked to the Islamic militants.
The latest series of attacks have left at least 17 people killed and 10 of them beheaded in the town of Palma, near the Tanzanian border.
The UK joins the United States in issuing a warning about the attacks where they have advised against all non-essential travel to the districts of Palma, Mocimboa de Praia and Macomia in Cabo Delgado province due to an increase in attacks by groups with links to Islamic militancy.
Six men with machetes killed at least seven people and wounded four others this month in the predominantly Muslim region. Ten people were also beheaded last month according to local media reports.
Mozambique has not been a focal point of Islamist militant activity in the past and police have been reluctant to ascribe the attacks to Islamists citing the country is about 30 percent of Mozambique’s 30 million people are Roman Catholics and about 18 percent are Muslim.