Officials in Tanzania are investigating the alleged beating up of a traffic policeman by a group of eight soldiers.

The soldiers were apparently angry that he had held up their convoy at a roadblock in Dar es Salaam.

They attacked him with fists, boots and army belts, prompting a crowd to boo their actions, witnesses say.

A BBC correspondent in the city says traffic police are not popular, as they often ask for bribes but people still felt it was wrong to beat the officer.

He had to be taken to hospital.

This is not the first time that Tanzania’s military has clashed with the police.



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