Military police patrol the streets in central Mozambique after several attacks in June. Picture: REUTERS/GRANT NEUENBURG
Military police patrol the streets in central Mozambique after several attacks in June. Picture: REUTERS/GRANT NEUENBURG

Bengaluru — Anadarko Petroleum said one worker was killed and several others injured in two related attacks on Thursday near the construction site for its massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Mozambique.

Anadarko said in a statement on Friday it is actively monitoring the situation and in close contact with government authorities. The US energy firm said it will not comment further on the attacks until it has a “full picture” of the events.

In June, the company had said it was closely monitoring the security situation in northern Mozambique after a spate of beheadings and attacks by suspected Islamist militants. Any sign of militant activity is a concern for the country’s fledgling gas industry.

The first attack, on Thursday, was on a road from Mocímboa da Praia to Afungi in northern Mozambique, approximately 20km from the construction site and involved a convoy in which six workers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, the company said.

The second attack resulted in the death of the unidentified worker, who was contracted to a firm that is engaged in building an airstrip for the project, Anadarko said.

The injured workers have been treated or are getting treatment. The company said all personnel were accounted for. 

Reuters