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Al-Shabab Terrorists Arrested In Zanzibar After Acid Attack On Priest Linked To Assault On UK Jewish Girls
September 17, 2013
Terror link to acid attack on British girls? Zanzibar police arrest Al-Shabaab militants following identical assault on Catholic priest
15 people arrested after attack on elderly clergyman Amselmo Mwangamba
They include suspected al Shabaab members and unlicensed acid sellers
Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee badly injured after two men threw acid at them
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 11:04 EST, 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:04 EST, 17 September 2013
Police in Zanzibar say they are close to charging two men with acid attacks on two British girls after making a series of arrests which followed a similar attack on a Roman Catholic priest .
Fifteen people, including suspected members of al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groub al-Shabab, were arrested following Friday's attack on elderly clergyman Amselmo Mwangamba, who was burned on his face, chest and arms.
It comes a month after British teenagers Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee were left badly injured after two men on a moped threw acid at them while they walked to dinner on the Indian Ocean island.