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ISIS claims first attack in DR Congo, saying it killed soldiers near Uganda border

Islamic State on Thursday carried out an attack on a Congolese army base close to the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, the terror group claimed, saying ISIS fighters killed 3 Congolese soldiers. This would be the first time ISIS has struck in the DRC.

The ISIS statement mentioned the previously unknown “Central Africa Province” as the responsible affiliate for the attack, implying that the group has established a new chapter, or “province” in the region.

While Islamic State has been defeated in Syria, analysts are warning about the rise of Jihadist groups in Africa, including West Africa.

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