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13 Nov 2019 | 04:22 PM UTC

Tanzania: Unidentified gunmen kill six near border with Mozambique November 13

Tanzania News Alert

Unidentified gunmen kill six people in ambush along southern border with Mozambique on November 13; similar attacks possible in southern Tanzania over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Ruvuma region, Mtwara region (Tanzania)


Unidentified gunmen killed six people and wounded seven others in an ambush near Tanzania's southern border with Mozambique on Wednesday, November 13. Government officials said the assailants entered the country from Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where militants with links to Islamist groups are known to operate. Security forces have launched a search operation for the attackers. Since 2017, more than 100 people have been killed in similar incidents in the border region.

Similar attacks are possible in southern Tanzania over the near term.


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.


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