Insecurity in the northern district of Mozambique has forced the US embassy in the country to warn it’s citizens to leave the area.
Reports say the warning by US embassy came as it warned that imminent attacks are likely after suspected Islamist militants beheaded 10 people and killed seven others since May.
“We strongly advise American citizens in the district headquarters of Palma to consider departing the area immediately,” the embassy said on its website, warning of the “likelihood of imminent attacks.”
According to reports, authorities in Mozambique are wary of any sign of militant activity in the area which houses the country’s fledgling gas industry regarded as one of the world’s biggest untapped offshore gas fields.
More than $30 billion is expected to be invested in Mozambique’s natural gas sector to build capacity to produce 20 million tonnes per year of LNG.
“We take very seriously any potential threat to the safety of our employees and we continue to closely monitor the situation in the Palma area,” Anadarko said in an email reply to questions.
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