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Shot radical preacher flees police over Zanzibar acid attack


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Shot radical preacher flees police over Zanzibar acid attack

Police in Zanzibar have reportedly shot and wounded a radical Muslim preacher wanted over an acid attack on two British teenage tourists.

According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph Sheikh Issa Ponda is now on the run. He is said to have met jailed leaders of Muslim separatist group, Uamsho, who authorities believe may have inspired the attack.

Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, who are both 18, were on a volunteering holiday on the Indian Ocean island.

They have now returned to London and are both receiving hospital treatment for face, chest and hand burns inflicted in the attack on Wednesday night. They are said to be in a stable condition.

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