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Bomb kills 10 at DR Congo church in attack claimed by Daesh group


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At least 10 people were killed and 39 wounded on Sunday in a bomb attack on a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo claimed by Daesh.

Congolese military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the "terrorist act" happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province's Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.


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The explosion killed at least 10 people and wounded 39, he added, revising up an initial death toll of five. Both tolls were provisional, the spokesman said.

But the spokesman for Uganda's military operation in the DRC, Bilal Katamba, said on Sunday evening that 16 people had been killed in the blast, and 20 wounded.

"The attackers used an IED to carry out the attack and we suspect ADF is behind the attack," he added.

AFP was unable to independently confirm the death toll.

The DRC's communications ministry said on social media that the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) — which the Daesh group claims as its affiliate in central Africa, apparently carried out the attack.

Agence France-Presse



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