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Tanzania church hit by deadly blast

  • A blast at a church in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha killed at least one person and injured more than 50 on Sunday.

    According to police, the explosion was caused by a bomb. One person has been arrested.

    The blast occurred at the official opening of a new Roman Catholic church in the suburb of Olasiti.

    The Vatican's ambassador to Tanzania and the archbishop of Arusha were in attendance but were not injured.

    The attack took place despite heavy security in the area.

    In recent years, Tanzania has seen an increase in sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims.

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