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Death toll rises to 14 in Congo church attack claimed by Islamic State

By Reuters
18 January 2023   |   12:58 pm
The atmosphere at the Pentecostal church in the city of Kasindi in eastern Congo was upbeat on Sunday as hundreds gathered for a series of baptisms. The congregation swelled beyond capacity, forcing organisers to move the service outside.

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