The Tanzanian police have on Wednesday confirmed the killings of three police officers and one guard from a private security company by an armed assailant.

The shooting happened during mid-day at Selander Bridge along the Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road and the assailant was also eliminated.

“I am sending my condolences to the Tanzania Police Force following the deaths of three police officers and one guard from a private security company,” President Hassan tweeted confirming the incident.

Police also say that six others were injured in the incident