Renamo rebels accused of attacking military convoys

These latest attacks will certainly be of concern to convoy-users.

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HARARE - As unrest in Mozambique grows, the state news agency is reporting two attacks on military-organised convoys that escort vehicles through known hot spots.

The authorities blame the attacks on Renamo rebels.

The reports come as Zimbabwe marks a surge in Mozambican villagers seeking refuge in the south-east of the country.

Players in Mozambique's threatened tourism industry warned drivers forced to use these convoys to try to drive as far away from buses as possible. These latest attacks will certainly be of concern to convoy-users.

In one attack on Monday, on the convoy that takes travellers south to the resort of Inhassoro, rebels targeted a Toyota Coaster minibus that was carrying passengers.

No one was wounded and the minibus was only slightly damaged.

But another attack on a convoy travelling between Tete and Chimoio saw several people wounded by bullets, including a bus driver.

He lost control of his vehicle, which overturned.

Twenty people were injured.