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More arrested in connection with Tanzania’s church bombing

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ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 9 — Tanzanian police have managed to arrest three more suspects involved in the Sunday’s bomb blast at a Roman Catholic Church in the northern safari capital of Arusha.

“We have managed to arrest three more people in the last 24 hours. The new arrests make the total number of people who have been arrested to 12, since the deadly bomb hit the newly built church on the outskirts of Arusha,” said Arusha Regional Police Commander Liberatus Sabas.

“We are still interrogating them and their files have been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutor’s office for legal decisions, ” he said.

He however stated that earlier investigation showed that the exploded bomb wasn’t a man-made one and the four Saudis arrested earlier this week had all necessary documents to live in the country. The four Saudis were arrested on Monday at the Namanga border post, in connection with the Sunday bombing.

“When interrogated, they said they came in Tanzania for wedding ceremonies,” the RPC revealed.

Last Sunday, a bomb blast hit a Catholic church in Arusha diocese, killing three people and injuring more than 60.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Saidi Mwema has so far announced a token of 50 million Tanzania Shillings (31,250 U.S. dollars) for anyone, who is able to provide successful information on the terrorist network in the East African nation.



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