On 25 August 2021, a gunman opened fire near the French Embassy along Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road in the city of Dar es Salaam. Police officers responded to the assailant and the subsequent gun battle resulted in four fatalities, including three police officers and a civilian. In addition, six people were wounded in the event, and the assailant was also killed at the scene. Preliminary reports indicate that the assailant was a foreign national, but the attacker’s motive remains unknown.