Mozambique insurgency: Islamist militants ‘ambush workers fleeing hotel’

Islamist militants have ambushed a convoy that was trying to rescue civilians from a hotel amid fighting in northern Mozambique, reports say.

A South African man has been confirmed as dead, but many details are unclear.

French energy giant Total said it was forced to suspend operations at a huge gas project nearby.

Hundreds of people fled the fighting, which began on Wednesday in the town of Palma. Evacuees included foreign gas workers.