Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM.N ) and Total ( TOTF.PA ) have asked Mozambique to send more troops to guard their operations in the far north after a surge of attacks by Islamist militants, an industry source and two security consultants said.  Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado is home to one of the world’s biggest gas finds in the past decade, and both oil majors are working on massive LNG projects that could transform the economy. The area is also the center of an Islamist insurgency that has killed hundreds since 2017. Fighters have destroyed villages, clashed with soldiers and often beheaded captives. ( reut.rs/31cmuDh ) The three sources said that the companies were negotiating with the government to try to increase […]