Incident Summary:

06/08/2017: Assailants opened fire on residents in Nyamisati, Kibiti district, Pwani, Tanzania. At least two people, including Moshi Machela, a local leader, were injured and abducted in the assault. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown, but both hostages are feared dead. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kibiti district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Moshi Machela, Hamid Kidevu, Yahaya Makame
Nationality of Target Tanzania
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Tanzanian police appeal for media help in probing spate of killings," Xinhua General News Service, June 10, 2017.
"Tanzania: Two Villagers Feared Dead Following Kibiti Overnight Attack,", June 9, 2017.