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ISIL Group Claims Deadly Bombing of Church in Eastern DR Congo

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a bomb attack during a service at a Protestant church in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according the country’s army.

The explosion killed at least 10 people and wounded 39 others, army spokesman Anthony Mualushay said on Sunday. Both tolls were provisional, he added.

Mualushay said the attack during the Sunday service in the city of Kasindi, on the border with Uganda, was likely carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group that has pledged allegiance to ISIL (ISIS).

Later on Sunday, the ISIL group claimed responsbility for the attack. The ADF, which began as an uprising in Uganda but has been based in the DRC since the late 1990s.

Survivors and witnesses said the blast severed some people’s limbs from their bodies.

 

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