, ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 18 – Tanzanian police said Saturday they have arrested five people in possession of explosives in the economic capital Dar es Salaam.
“Five people were arrested the day before yesterday (Thursday) in possession of explosives after a tip-off from patriotic citizens,” Dar es Salaam’s police chief Suleiman Kova told AFP.
Asked if there was a link between the arrests and the May 5 deadly bombing at a church, Kova said: “Investigations are continuing into why these people had explosives and where they intended to take them.”
The bomb attack at a Catholic church in the northern city of Arusha had killed three people and wounded 60.
Tanzanian daily Habari Leo, which is close to the government, reported that the five arrested were Tanzanian nationals.