Suspected militants beheaded over a dozen men and teenagers participating in a male initiation ceremony in Mozambique, local sources said yesterday, in the latest violent incident in the insurgency-hit northeast. The AFP reports that the dismembered bodies of at least five adults and 15 boys were found on Monday, scattered across a forest clearing in Muidumbe district. Islamist militants operating in the area had attacked several nearby villages over the weekend, looting and burning down homes before retreating into surrounding thicket.