Police in Tanzania say Four people, including three police officers, have been shot dead and six injured in a confrontation near the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam.
The Commissioner of Operations and Training of the Tanzania Police Force, CP Liberatus Sabas said four people have died. Including three police officers and six others have been injured in the killing of an unknown person at the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam.
Speaking to reporters, IGP Sirro said they are following on the incident to establish the identity of the attacker and the motive.
“As you can see in that circulating short video clips on social media but our police officers managed to shoot him down, he was holding a SMG,” he said.
However, Sirro was quick to connect the incident with insurgency in Northern Mozambique where a joint SADC forces is battling jihadists.
He said since Tanzania’s operatives are in Mozambique the jihadists could now be attacking the country in revenge.
The US embassy in Tanzania has issued an advisory urging its citizens to avoid the area near the French embassy and monitor local media for information.
The confrontation occurred shortly after President Samia Suluhu Hassan addressed security officials in another part of the city, Tanzania’s commercial hub.