Sky News is the first international broadcaster to reach the Mozambican town of Palma since it was pillaged by Muslim militants linked to the Islamic State. Our team saw bodies still lying in the street and multiple shops, offices and homes, as well as a hospital had been vandalised and set on fire.
ISIS Mozambique, also known locally as al Shabaab, says it carried out the attack with residents telling us that it appeared well planned. The Muslim attackers mounted the assault on the town from three different directions and were well armed. with several witnesses telling us they carried out beheadings.