Mozambique’s government has a denounced gruesome video footage of men in army uniform beating and executing a naked woman suspected of being an insurgent.
The video, which circulated on social media earlier on Monday, and showed what appears to be government troops shouting and marching behind a woman stripped of her clothing.
The men hit the victim several times with sticks before shooting her dead on the side of a road with Kalashnikovs.
Mozambique’s defence ministry later in a statement condemned the “horrifying” images and called for an investigation to “ascertain their authenticity while also stating that they do not agree with any barbaric act that substantiates the violation of human rights.
Several other videos allegedly showing soldiers abusing captives believed to be linked to al-Shabab were leaked to Amnesty International in May.