The statement signed by the Commander of the Armed Forces of Cabinda (FAC), Lieutenant General Bernardo João, states that an FAA military vehicle was attacked by Cabindan fighters on the road linking the villages of Buco-Zau and Dinge, killing 12 people and several wounded on the side of Angolan forces, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.
This morning, on the path leading to the village of Chimbanza, in the Necuto region, seven FAA soldiers patrolling the area were killed in a confrontation in which the FAC also lost a fighter.
The last news that reported deaths in the region dates from June when the independence organization of the Angolan enclave of Cabinda reported the death of two civilians in an attack by the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) on a FAC position.
The FLEC has been fighting for several years for the independence of the territory, from which a large part of Angolan oil comes, claiming that the enclave was a Portuguese protectorate, as established in the Treaty of Simulambuco, signed in 1885, and not an integral part of the territory. angolan
However, the Government refuses to recognize a situation of instability in that province, and does not confirm the existence of deaths among its army, always underlining the unity of the territory.