Incident Summary:

11/12/2019: Assailants gathered farmers and opened fire on them in Ngongo, Mtwara, Tanzania. At least six farmers were killed and seven other farmers were injured before being released. This was one of two similar attacks in villages along the Tanzania-Mozambique border on the same day. The Central Africa Province of the Islamic State claimed repsonsibility for the incident and accused the victims of working as spies for the military.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Tandahimba district, near the Rovuma river.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmers
Nationality of Target Tanzania
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 13
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Seven of the hostages were released on 11/13/19. Six of the hostages were killed on 11/13/19.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Central Africa Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Six Tanzanians shot dead near Mozambique border,", November 14, 2019.
"Terrorism Digest: 13-14 Nov 19," BBC Monitoring, November 14, 2019.
" | Six killed in Tanzania attack near border with Mozambique," South Africa News Shafaqna, November 13, 2019.