Police in Zanzibar arrested 15 people suspected of involvement in acid attacks; some of the suspects are said to be members of al Qaeda and its Somali affiliate, Shabaab. The Zanzibar police commissioner said some of the suspects were preparing to “take part in wars outside Tanzania.” All 15 suspects are on police bail and the investigation is ongoing. Police also seized 29 liters of acid from people said to be possessing it illegally, including some of the suspects.
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