Tanzania: Bomb explodes in church during mass attended by Vatican bishop

Posted on June 17, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Conflicts, Terrorism, Travel News

Al Jazeera reports that a bomb attack at a packed new Catholic church in northern Tanzania has killed one person and injured at least 30 people, police say. The blast happened on Sunday in the town of Arusha, where the Vatican’s ambassador to Tanzania, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, was attending the official opening of the church. He escaped unharmed. Witnesses said at least one person had been trampled to death in the stampede after the blast. Read article

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