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26 May 2020 | 02:45 AM UTC

Tanzania: Police kill eight suspected robbers in Dar es Salaam May 25

Tanzania News Alert

Police kill eight suspected robbers in the Mwenge area of Dar es Salaam May 25; avoid the vicinity of the incident

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/26/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/28/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Mwenge (Dar es Salaam)


Police shot and killed eight suspected robbers in the Mwenge area of Dar es Salaam on Monday evening (local time), May 25, after receiving a tip-off about an alleged planned heist. The assailants reportedly tried to flee from the police who arrived in Mwenge, before shooting at the police car and engaging in a gunfight. No police casualties were reported.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected area over the near term.


Individuals in Dar es Salaam are advised to report suspicious objects and behavior to police, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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