Dr. Congo: Bomb Kills 10 People In Church


A bomb killed at least 10 people and wounded 39 others after ripping through a church in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.

The attack was blamed on suspected Islamists.

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.

A Kenyan was arrested following the bomb blast, he added, although the perpetrator of the attack in the turbulent region remains unclear.

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

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

The ADF is one of the deadliest of the more than 120 armed groups in eastern DRC, many of them the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the century.