The DR. Congo authorities have detained a Wajir man linked to a January church bombing in DR Congo on January 15, 2023. The heinous act left 10 people and 39 others injured.
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The man who was arrested by the FARDC of Congo was identified by Kenyan Authorities as 29-year-old Abdirizak Muktar Garad who hails from Wajir County, northern Kenya.
The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit(ATPU) identified him of n Monday even though the DRC did not release his name when he was arrested.
The source says the church bombing took place in Kasindi near the DRC-Uganda border.
FARDC spokesman Anthony Mualushay linked the attack to the Allied Defence Forces(ADF), a terror group with origins in Uganda but based in eastern DRC. It is believed Garad is a member of the group.
It is believed the terror group placed an improvised explosive device(IED) at the protestant church during the morning mass.
The area is located about 100 km from Beni town in eastern Congo. The area is under the watch of a joint operation of Ugandan and DRC forces to purge it of ADF rebels.
The terror group is a section of more than 120 rebel groups fighting in the eastern part of the DRC that have left many dead and displaced.
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