It was in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that a suicide bomber dropped a bomb on Saturday, December 25.
While around thirty people were celebrating Christmas in a bar / restaurant, the man detonated his bomb at the entrance to the place, the security guard having refused him entry. The current death toll stands at 13 wounded and 6 dead, including the suicide bomber. The victims were immediately taken to a facility for treatment and the locals were called to stay at home for fear of recurrence.
If the attack has not yet been officially claimed, the provincial authorities accuse the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.
The attacks multiply
This is not the first time that the authorities have accused the ADF rebels of attacks in Béni. On June 27, two women were killed after a bomb exploded in a Catholic church and another bomb carrier was killed in the explosion of his device near a mosque on the same day.
As a reminder, the two provinces of the DRC, North Kivu and Ituri were placed under a state of siege last May, allowing full powers to be given to the military. On May 11, the United States placed the ADF on its list of “terrorist groups” affiliated with El jihadists.