UAE says 3 citizens suspected in Tanzania bombing

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says three of its citizens are in custody in Tanzania in connection with a church bombing that killed two people and injured more than 50 others.

The UAE Foreign Ministry did not make clear whether the three were additional suspects in Sunday’s attack in the northern city of Arusha, but it suggests they are among four alleged attackers originally identified as Saudis.

Wednesday’s statement said the three men were being held in Dar es Salaam.

A total of six people have been arrested in the bombing, which occurred just before the Roman Catholic church’s inaugural Mass.

The reason for the attack is still unclear, but Tanzania has been hit by sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s