Toward the end of February of this year, three bombs exploded in separate areas of Stone Town, the capital of the island of Zanzibar
, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania
, with a toll of four wounded fishermen.
The first of these attacks took place in the village of Unguja Ukuu in the northern region of Unguja, where a fisherman found a piece of iron; when it went off, he and three more fishermen were injured.
The second explosion shook the Anglican Church in Mkunazini, where witnesses indicated that the bomb had been thrown into the entrance to the church, without injuring anyone, however. The third of the attacks was aimed at the Evangelical Church of God in Kijitoupele, in the western district of Zanzibar, during the afternoon, according to information from its bishop, Leonard Zuberi; fortunately, there were no victims. Numerous people have been arrested and are in custody, facing charges for these bomb attacks.
These were the first bomb attacks on record for this year, after several attacks with acid and murders that kept the island on tenterhooks in 2013.
Zanzibar was a member of the United Nations since December 16, 1963 until it joined with Tanganyika to form the Republic of Tanzania in April 1964. The Unrepresented United Nations Organisation (UUN) renounced these deplorable acts that compromise peace and cause civil victims in this semi-autonomous region of Tanzania comprised by the islands of Zanzibar, with 2,650 Km2 and Bemba, with a total of 1,303,570 inhabitants.