ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) --
At least five robbery suspects were
killed Saturday in an exchange of gunfire with police in
northwestern Tanzania’s region of Shinyanga, local
authorities said on Sunday.
were allegedly found with guns and bombs believed to be
set for use in banditry incidents in various parts of
the district, including mining areas, according to
Shinyanga regional police commander Simon Haule.
preliminary investigation shows that the suspects were
among those who we believe carried out serious criminal
activity in Tanga region, Kibiti district (Coast
region), and Dar es Salaam resulting in the murders of
police officers, government leaders, and citizens,”
He called on
members of the public in the region to keep cooperating
with police by notifying and updating them whenever
suspicious people are spotted in their vicinities.