One killed, several wounded in Zanzibar bombing: police

One person was killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack near a mosque on Tanzania`s Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, police said.

AFP| Updated: Jun 14, 2014, 07:43 AM IST

Zanzibar: One person was killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack near a mosque on Tanzania`s Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, police said.

"We are investigating to find out the type of explosive, the criminals and motive. We ask people to help provide information," a senior police official, Mkadam Khamis told AFP.
Police said the bomb went off in the Daranjani business district of Stone Town, the UNESCO-listed historical centre of the capital of the semi-autonomous Tanzanian archipelago, at around 8:15 pm (1715 GMT) yesterday.

Witnesses said the casualties included worshipers who were coming out of evening prayers from a nearby mosque.
"We ask people not to panic, as the security forces are on full alert," the police official said.