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Authorities arrested four Saudis and four Tanzanians suspected of involvement in a bomb attack Sunday on a church in Arusha in which two people were killed and 60 more injured. The four Saudis had arrived at an airport near Arusha on Saturday and were detained while trying to slip across the border into Kenya.
A bomb attack at a newly-built Catholic church in the northern town of Arusha killed one person and wounded at least 44 more. The attack occurred while the Vatican's ambassador to Tanzania was attending the official opening of the church, but he was not harmed. The bomb was thrown by a motorcyclist, who has been arrested.
Security officials captured Emrah Erdogan, who is wanted by the Kenyan government for joining Shabaab in Somalia. Erdogan, a German national who is also known as Salahuddin al Kurdi, attended terrorist training in Waziristan, Pakistan.
Police issued a "precautionary" terror alert after a grenade attack in neighboring Kenya killed three people. "We have urged members of the public to be cautious against possible terrorist attacks at large gatherings, such as at places of worship, markets and social events especially during the Christmas and New Year festivities," a senior police official said.