News Alerts

23 Oct 2018 | 01:45 AM UTC

Tanzania: 104 suspected Islamist militants arrested

Tanzania News Alert

Tanzanian officials announce on October 20 the arrest of 104 suspected Islamist militants

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/24/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Tanzania

Event

On Saturday, October 20, Tanzanian security officials announced that 104 suspected Islamist militants had been arrested during multiple security operations over the course of the past few weeks. According to local sources, the suspected militants had attempted to establish training camps in neighboring Mozambique. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated across Tanzania in the coming weeks.

Context

The Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo/Ansar Al-Sunna (Shabaab) Islamist group has been blamed for carrying out sporadic attacks against local businesses, government installations, and security forces members in northern Mozambique.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news