Mozambique on Tuesday condemned the apparent brutal execution of a naked woman by men in army uniforms and ordered an investigation.
In a video of unknown origin that went viral on social media this month, armed men in military uniforms chase and beat the naked woman, whom they accuse of working for Islamic State jihadist affiliate Al-Shabab. The men then execute the woman via gunfire.
No one in the video has yet been identified. Amnesty International appears to have verified that the video is of a recent event in Mozambique, calling for an investigation to confirm the circumstances surrounding it.
Mozambique’s defense ministry announced an investigation into the “horrifying” images and vowed to “ascertain their authenticity.”
“The defense and security forces reiterate that they do not agree with any barbaric act that substantiates the violation of human rights,” the ministry said in a statement.
The execution took place as Mozambique continues to battle