Bomb blast kills 10 people during church services in Congo

KAMPALA, 16 January 2023, (TON): At least 10 people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected terrorist bomb attack services in a church in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to Lt. Apollo Mwanamboka, a security officer in eastern Congo, the blast took place at the Spak Church in the town of Kasindi in the restive North Kivu province, less than a mile away from the Mpondwe border post with Uganda.

Julius Kasake, an eyewitness, said he was passing near the church when he heard a noisy blast. He said people from nearby homes ran into the church to help those hit by the blast.

In a phone interview with Anadolu, Congo Army spokesman Anthony Mualushay said the attack was likely carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan terrorist group that has allegiance to the terrorist group Daesh/ISIS.

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