Tanzania releases UAE, Saudi citizens

The four were detained after the attack on a Catholic church in Arusha in north Tanzania which killed two people and wounded six.

Tanzania releases UAE, Saudi citizens

World Bulletin/News Desk

Tanzania released three Emiratis and one Saudi held in connection with the bombing of a church earlier this month, officials from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia said.

The four were detained after the attack on a Catholic church in Arusha in north Tanzania which killed two people and wounded six.

The UAE Foreign Ministry announced that the Emiratis had been released on its Twitter account late on Sunday.

The Saudi citizen, Saeed bin Mohsen al-Mahri, was also released and was not charged with any offence, Saudi Arabia's state news agency reported late on Sunday, citing the assistant minister for foreign affairs.

The Saudi ambassador to Tanzania had said the group were in the area as tourists.

Tanzanian officials were not immediately available for comment.

 

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