Islamic State claimed accountability for the assault on a Sunday service at a Protestant church within the japanese metropolis of Kasindi, close to the border with Uganda.
Native military spokesman Anthony Mwalushayi instructed Reuters the variety of casualties had elevated to 14 deaths and 63 wounded, from 5 and 15 respectively, introduced on Sunday.
The military had blamed the assault on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan militant group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2019. The militant group couldn’t be reached for remark and didn’t declare accountability for the bombing.
Kasindi is in a province the place Congolese and Ugandan forces have launched a marketing campaign in opposition to the ADF, which started as an rebellion in Uganda however has been based mostly in Congo because the late Nineties.
The group has been accused of killing lots of of villagers, generally with machetes, in frequent raids over the previous two years.