Four Killed in Gun Attack Near French Embassy in Tanzania

A man wielding an assault rifle on Wednesday shot dead three police officers and an employee of a private security company in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.

The attacker was killed by a sniper in the incident that occurred near the French embassy.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Twitter that the attacker had been “neutralised” and “calm has returned”.

She added, “I send my condolences to the police service and the families of three policemen, and one officer of the SGA security company, who lost their lives after an armed person attacked them in the Salenda area of Dar es Salaam.”

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Head of police operations Liberatus Sabas told reporters that the motive of the gunman was still not known.

Six other people were also injured, he added while urging residents to “remain calm as we investigate the matter.”

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