The US government has named one of the two military leaders of a March attack on Palma, Mozambique, by Islamist insurgents that led to TotalEnergies declaring force majeure a month later on its huge onshore liquefied natural gas project.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken named Bonomade Machude Omar as one of the insurgency's figureheads and a major mover and shaker in the Cabo Delgado insurgency.