Militants linked to the Islamic State Group have seized a heavily defended port in Mozambique after days of fighting.

Local media say government forces that were in the far northern town of Mosimboa da Praia fled, many by boat, after lslamists stormed the port.
In recent months militants have taken a number of northern towns displacing tens of thousands of people.

The seized port is used for Cargo deliveries to the oil projects which are being developed by oil giants including total.

The rebels have formal ties to ISIS, but are also feeding on local grievances in a long neglected corner of the country.

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