According to Bloomberg, fighters linked to Islamic State raided a town less than 5 kilometers from the construction camp this week of what is Africa’s largest private investment, ratcheting up risks for the planned LNG export terminal on Mozambique’s northern coastline.

Although, the site hasn’t been attacked yet, militants have made threats that they may do so.

As the company told Bloomberg, Total has temporarily reduced its workforce on site following to the prevailing environment.

For the record, the Mozambique LNG project, is expected to begin production in 2024, as the coronavirus outbreak led to works being suspended until June.

Concluding, Total holds a 26.5% shareholding in the project that it bought for $3.9 billion in September 2019.