Tanzania Police Operations and Training Commissioner Liberatus Sabas does not rule out the possibility that last week’s terrorist attack in Dar es Salaam was linked to military operations in Cabo Delgado. The information was published by the Kenyan newspaper The East Africa on Saturday (28.08). Sabas added, however, that the reason for the attack remains unknown.

The alleged return of insurgents fleeing Cabo Delgado to both Tanzania and Kenya provoked “high alert” in the intelligence agencies of these two countries, according to the newspaper. Last week, Kenya and Tanzania recorded incidents linked to terrorism. On Wednesday, 29-year-old Hamza Hassan Mohamed killed four people and wounded six more in Tanzania’s most populous city. The sniper was killed by the police.

Two days earlier, Kenyan police in Mombasa arrested two terrorist suspects – one of whom is Tanzanian. Two AK-47 rifles and explosives were seized. They are said to be planning an attack on the anniversary of the death of radical Muslim cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo, who was killed in 2012 in Mombasa.

According to a report in The East African, signed by journalist Allan Olingo, accomplices of the two suspects detained in Mombasa – who are still at large – had recently been in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The text recalls that in March reports from the Kenyan secret services pointed out several citizens, especially from the Kenyan coast region, as having joined the ranks of the Mozambican insurgents.

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