Dozens dead after attack near Total project in Mozambique

Insurgents attacking Mozambique's coastal town Palma killed dozens and destroyed infrastructure near an LNG project under construction by Total, with sources saying fighting is still ongoing.

Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

An insurgent attack on a Mozambican town near a USD 20bn liquefied natural gas project that Total SE is building left dozens of people dead and state infrastructure destroyed, the government said.

The attackers, who Defense Ministry spokesman Omar Saranga called terrorists, aimed to threaten the development of the energy projects, he told reporters Sunday in Maputo, the capital.

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