An insurgent attack on a Mozambican town near a $20 billion liquefied natural gas project that Total SE is building left dozens of people dead and state infrastructure destroyed, the government said. The attackers, who Defense Ministry spokesman Omar Saranga called terrorists, aimed to threaten the development of the gas projects, he told reporters Sunday in Maputo, the capital. Insurgents on March 24 attacked the coastal town of Palma, a base for several companies involved in the LNG projects and located less than 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Total’s camp. It’s the nearest they’ve got so far. The group known as al-Shabaab had attacked villages increasingly close to Total’s site in December, prompting the company to halt work and evacuate staff. The brazen seizure of Palma last week dramatically increased risks for what is Africa’s biggest private investment yet, and in one of […]