Thugs have injured a member of the EU election observer team in Chikwawa district and stole undisclosed sums of money and a laptop.
The incident happened on Sunday morning at a place where the team booked for accommodation in the district. The injured person was taken to hospital for treatment as an outpatient.
In a statement, the EU election observation team Press Officer Michela Sechi says the affected observers are in Blantyre for the time-being.
Sechi explains that the incident is now being handled by the Police and their mission in election observation continues in the same way.
She indicates that their observers will continue to liaise with the police to ensure their safety while on duty in the country.
Meanwhile, the police are hunting for the suspects.