Jihadists Seize Key Town in Mozambique

Islamist insurgents have seized the strategic northern Mozambique port town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to where foreign companies are working on a $60 billion natural gas project. The army and the police have launched a counter-offensive. A security source said the insurgents arrived in two speedboats to attack Mocimboa da Praia from the east while others attacked by land, overwhelming the army.