April 30, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8038

First Ever ISIS Claim Of Central Africa Attack

April 30, 2019
Africa | Special Dispatch No. 8038

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On April 18, 2019, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Congolese barracks attack in the Beni region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), near the Congo-Uganda border.[1] This is the first time ever that ISIS claimed an attack in the Central Africa region. According to the claim, three Congolese soldiers were killed and five others injured as a result of the clashes. The claim of responsibility for this attack is significant in that it adds a new province (Central Africa Province) to ISIS' repertoire of provinces.

[1] Source: Telegram/ Nashir News, April 18, 2019. 

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