Renamo rebels kill 7 Mozambique soldiers - local media
MAPUTO Oct 17 (Reuters) - Suspected Renamo guerrillas killed seven Mozambican soldiers in an ambush on Thursday near the former rebel group's remote mountain hideout, the latest flare-up in a simmering insurgency that has alarmed foreign mining investors, local media said.
Ministry of Defence spokesman Cristovao Chume confirmed the attack on a military patrol near Gorongosa, in the middle of the war-scarred southern African nation, but denied that any soldiers had been killed.
He told reporters two Renamo militiamen had been killed in an exchange of fire. (Reporting by Manuel Mucari; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)
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