Mozambique gunmen target oil company


Gunmen in northern Mozambique have attacked a convoy of vehicles belonging to an American oil and gas company – the first such attack in an area where an Islamist militant group is active.

At least four people from the firm Anadarko were injured when more than a dozen unidentified gunmen ambushed the convoy in Cabo Delgado province.

Anadarko is expected to spend more than $20bn (£15bn) on the gas project close to the Tanzania border.

A jihadist group, known locally as al-Shabab but has no known links to the Somali jihadist group of the same name, has carried out frequent attacks on isolated villages since 2017.

Correspondents say if the same group was behind this attack it could mark a significant shift in their tactics and threaten Mozambique’s fledgling gas industry.

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