Kinshasa: As many as 10 people were killed and several others wounded in a bomb attack at a Protestant church in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
According to Qatar-based TV Network Al Jazeera, the explosion killed 10 people and wounded 39. Both tolls were provisional.
The attack during the Sunday service in the city of Kasindi, on the border with Uganda, was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The ISIL group, later on, Sunday, claimed responsibility for the attack. The ADF, initially an uprising in Uganda, has been based in DRC since the late 1990s, Al Jazeera reported.
According to eyewitnesses, the blast severed some people’s limbs from their bodies.