Suicide bomber kills 6 in Congolese region beset by Islamist violence

Aftermath of suicide bomber attack in Congo
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A suicide bomber detonated his device outside a restaurant in the Congolese city of Beni Saturday, killing 6 people and injuring 14 others, The Associated Press reports.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Congolese and Ugandan forces have been waging an ongoing campaign in the region against the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamic State-affiliated Islamist terror group, since November. Général Ekenge Sylvain, a spokesperson for the region's governor, blamed the attack on an ADF "sleeper cell" but provided no evidence.

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