At least ten people were killed and 39 injured in a bomb attack on a church in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A bomb attack on a church in the village of Kasindi in the Republic of Congo was carried out during a christening, a military spokesman said on Sunday. At least ten people were killed and 39 injured. A Kenyan citizen was arrested. The government blamed the attack on the Islamist militia ADF, which has classified the United States as a global terrorist organization as an offshoot of the Islamic State (IS) militia.

According to the Site Intelligence Group, which specializes in propaganda by extremists, the IS offshoot “Province of Central Africa” ​​(ISCAP) claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorists threatened further attacks, wrote site director Rita Katz on Twitter in the evening.

Several militias are active in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has a population of around 90 million. They are mostly concerned with controlling valuable natural resources such as copper, cobalt, gold and diamonds. The rebel group ADF, which was founded in neighboring Uganda, regularly carries out bloody attacks in eastern Congo.