Bombs explode Zanzibar calm as religious tensions flare

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A view of Stone Town, Zanzibar with the Zanzibar flag in the foreground.

Photo courtesy of Fanny Schertzer, via Wikimedia Commons

A view of Stone Town, Zanzibar with the Zanzibar flag in the foreground.

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(RNS) The semiautonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania is mostly Muslim, and assailants have targeted churches, burning some and killing or severely injuring Christian clerics.