Terrorism in Tanzania

The risk of terrorist attacks in Tanzania over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 40 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 32 people have been killed and 140 injured.

In 4 incedents a total of 5 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Tanzania

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Religious institutions178720
Private citizens66342
Government43651
Business40230
Police31540
Journalists & Media3012
Educational institution1020
Transportation1360
Military1010


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Zanzibar West133100
Arusha671050
Kagera6000
Dar es Salaam4761
Pwani4824
Mwanza3420
Zanzibar South1040
Kigoma1360
Morogoro1040
Dodoma1010


Terrorist organisations in Tanzania

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Muslim Renewal1100
Jabha East Africa1310
Muslim extremists1800


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.