Congo: Suicide bomber kills several people in attack on bar
26 December 2021 | 6:11 am
The attacker set off an explosive device at the entrance to a bar and restaurant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as customers gathered on Christmas Day. Two children were reportedly among those killed.
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