Islamist insurgents in northern Mozambique are reported to have attacked a village inside the site of a major gas project run by the French energy company Total. BBC Africa Live reports that the security forces are said to have beaten back the militants after a battle lasting several hours. The village of Quitunda is less than a mile from the company’s airstrip. Last week Total evacuated some staff following jihadist attacks close to its site.
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