Incident Summary:

09/11/2017: Assailants shot and injured Major General Vincent Mribata, a retired military officer, in Kinondoni neighborhood, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kinondoni neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Tanzania People’s Defense Force (TPDF)
Specific Description Retired Major General: Vincent Mribata
Nationality of Target Tanzania
Additional Information
Hostages No
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
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 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Tanzanian gov't forms special team to address security concerns," Xinhua, September 14, 2017.
"Bishop Munga drums for peace and security of Tanzanians,", September 24, 2017.
"General Vincent Mribata was attacked by Unknown Gunmen,", September 12, 2017.