the carrier of a bomb killed in the explosion of his device near a bar in Beni, curfew decreed

The bomb carrier was killed on the evening of Sunday, June 27 in the explosion of his device near a bar in Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a few hours after the explosion of a bomb in a town church, the mayor said.

An explosion sounded around 7:30 p.m. “The carrier of the bomb died on the spot“, Shredded in front of a bar, a hundred meters from a mosque in the commune of Rwenzori, declared to the press Colonel Narcisse Muteba, the mayor of Beni, who immediately declared a curfew in the city. “I don’t want to see anyone in the street, everyone barricading themselves because according to the information at our disposal, there is something that is still being prepared. I only want to see police and military in the streetsAdded Colonel Muteba, himself a policeman.

«We were having our beer at the Malumalu roundabout, suddenly a bomb went off. There was dust everywhere», Ghislaine Maghulu testified to AFP. “We saw him standing a few feet away from where we were sitting, then there was an explosionJustin Muhindo, a witness at the scene, told AFP about the man carrying the bomb. All that remains is a mass of flesh and bones visible near the Malumalu crossroads, a hundred meters from the Mabakanga mosque, an AFP correspondent noted. The perimeter has been cordoned off by the army and the police.

A homemade bomb exploded Sunday morning, killing two people, in a church in the city of Beni, where the murderer ADF armed group, affiliated with the jihadists of the Islamic State according to the United States, is rife.

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