Jihadi Rebels Attack Mozambique Town Near Gas Project

Insurgents launched an attack against a Northern Mozambique town, Palma, on Wednesday in a bid to capture the strategic town.

The town is situated less than 25km by road from a construction camp for the gas development worth $60bn led by oil majors including French company, Total.

The attack happened after Total announced plans to gradually resume work on the site of its multi-billion-dollar liquified natural gas project after suspending it due to attacks nearby.

Speaking at a press conference in Maputo, Col. Omar Saranga, the Ministry of Defense spokesperson, said Mozambique’s defense and security forces are “working tirelessly to reestablish security and order as fast as possible” and will “do everything to guarantee the security” of the local population and of the nearby “economic projects.”

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