Over 180 people trapped in Mozambique hotel after ISIL attack

More than 180 people including foreign workers are trapped inside a hotel in a northern Mozambique town under siege for three days by fighters linked to the ISIL (ISIS) group, workers and security sources said Friday.

Several people were dead, according to witnesses and a rights group, after the attack in Palma near a liquified natural gas (LNG) site in Cabo Delgado province.

French oil giant Total is the principal investor in the $20bn project – Africa’s largest – with six other international firms including ExxonMobil involved in the area.

Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/27/over-180-people-trapped-in-mozambique-hotel-after-isil-attack

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