Tanzanians lynch suspected Somali militant, police arrest 10 others


Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian security forces have arrested 10 suspected members of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab in a raid on a mosque and another was lynched by a mob, police said on Wednesday.

Officials said Tanzania was on high alert for al Shabaab attacks after the group claimed an attack on a university in neighboring Kenya this month that killed 148 people.

Police Commissioner Paul Chagonja told Reuters the suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group had been arrested on Tuesday night in Kilombero district, Morogoro region, about 200 km (125 miles) east of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Morogoro regional police chief, Leonard Paul Lwabuzala, said in a statement that one member of the group was lynched by a mob as he was pursued by the police.

“The suspects arrested at a mosque were found in possession of 30 sticks of explosives, detonating cord, a black flag, military uniforms, masks and swords,” Lwabuzala said.

Tanzania has been spared the level of assaults by al Shabaab militants seen in Kenya although there have been sporadic attacks on tourists.

Unlike Kenya, Tanzania, which is roughly evenly split between Christians and Muslims, has not sent troops to Somalia and it does not share a border with the Horn of Africa nation.

Al Shabaab has said it has targeted Kenya to punish the country for sending troops to Somalia where they have battled the militants as part of an African Union peacekeeping force. It said other contributing African nations could also be targeted.

(Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Louise Ireland)

weka picha acha habari mingi

These guys are becoming more of a menace every day…

[ATTACH=full]3738[/ATTACH] kill all ze bastards

Here the Tanzanians are a step ahead of us.No kid gloves for fanatics who’ve already messed up their country and want to do the same to others.Lynch them, lynch the damned skinnies!

Usiombe upate nafasi ya kushuhudia terror suspects wakifanyiwa extensive Interrogation session by tz secret services…kabla hawajauliwa.

You wont finish a few min before you ask to get out of the room.