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British man arrested in Tanzania

Tanzania has arrested a British man suspected of involvement in unspecified "terrorism activities" in the UK, according to local police.

Iqbal Ahsan Ali was arrested in Tanzania's southern Mbeya region after being found in possession of both British and Tanzanian passports, a crime in Tanzania which forbids dual citizenship.

"We have been in contact with our counterparts in the UK and they have confirmed that the suspect is wanted in their country for involvement in terrorism activities," Robert Manumba, director of criminal investigations

Manumba did not give further details of what Ali was sought for in Britain. British diplomats in Tanzania made no immediate comment.

Police said they had verified Ali's British passport as being authentic but said the Tanzanian passport he was carrying was fake.