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ISIS claims responsibility for attack in DR Congo

ISIS claims responsibility for attack in DR Congo

| @indiablooms | 19 Apr 2019, 10:17 am

New York, Apr 19  (IBNS): Islamic State on Friday claimed responsibility for the attack in Democratic Republic of the Congo which claimed lives of two Congolese soldiers and a civilian on Thursday, media reports said.

Rita Katz, Director of SITE Intelligence Group, tweeted: "BREAKING: #ISIS, via Amaq, claims its first-ever attack in #DRCongo via an armed assault targeting the Congolese army in #Kamango, a town near the border of #Uganda. A major development considering ISIS' recent growth across parts of the continent."

"Not surprising given past signs. An Oct 2017 video disseminated across ISIS-linked channels, titled “A Call for Hijrah [migration] to Congo,” showed armed faction identifying as “Madinat al-Tawhid wal Muwahhidin” calling for Muslims to join them there," she said.

The attack reportedly took place in Kamango near the border between Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda

If confirmed, it would be the first attack in DR Congo that ISIS central has acknowledged, reported The Defense Post.

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