Militant attacks spook investors in Mozambique LNG

Attacks near Mozambique’s planned LNG projects may not be linked to Al-Shabab, but they hint at a future of more unrest in the region Attacks near Mozambique’s planned LNG projects may not be linked to Al-Shabab, but they hint at a future of more unrest in the region.
By Leigh Elston 18 October 2017 0 28016
The port of Pemba in  Mozambique, site of  the LNG logistics base. The port of Pemba in Mozambique, site of the LNG logistics base. (Interfax)

Two attacks close to the LNG project site in Mozambique have shocked investors and highlighted major failings with the government’s security operations in its northernmost province.

Police stations in Mocimboa da Praia, a sleepy port town around 80 km south of the Palma LNG site, came under attack from armed Islamic extremists on 5 October. During the fight, which lasted more than 24 hours, two policemen and 14 of the gunmen died, and a local community leader was killed, according to police reports. The police later...

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