Confirmed information reaching Malawi Punch indicates that two Malawian fuel tankers have been attacked by militants in Mozambique.
The two tankers, according to information, were attacked while under military escort in Tete on their way to Malawi.
No casualties have been recorded, as the tankers managed to reach the Mwanza Boarder riddled with bullets while leaking the ferried fuel.
The attack brings to six the number of cargo vehicles that have been attacked by the militants in the neighboring country.
Last week Wednesday a Malawian tanker belonging to Petroleum Importers Limited along with other six trucks, were ambushed before being set on fire by people wearing military attire at Vanduzi in Mozambique.
And three more Malawian trucks were on Friday June 10th set on fire at Niassa Cara in Mozambique.
Drivers of the tankers belonging to Petroda (Mw) limited, namely Leston Charley, aged 30 years and 43-year-old Martin Kaipa arrived in the country the same day.
According to public relations officer of Mwanza Immigration Office, Pasqually Zulu, details of the third driver remain sketchy.
Latest information shows that all tankers going to Beira have been halted following the spate of attacks on Beira- Maputo route by men in military attire.
The tanker was carrying 36,000 litres of petrol worth K23 million. Among the vehicles that were burnt on Wednesday was a JJ truck that carried two new land cruisers and a coaster which were to be delivered to Malawi.
These attacks on Malawians by Mozambicans follow another attack which saw four men, who were among 24 Malawians traveling to South Africa on April 23rd, shot dead in Mozambique.