Butembo-Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 28, 2021 / 07:30 am
An explosion inside a Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least two people “seriously injured,” according to the parish priest.
The early morning explosion on June 27 at Emmanuel-Butsili Parish in the town of Beni was caused by a homemade bomb that had been placed in the first row after the altar.
Fr. Isidore Kambale Masingo, the rector of the parish, told ACI Africa on the day of the attack that the “explosion inside the church occurred before the start of Sunday Mass.”
“The explosion took place around 6 a.m. when Holy Mass had not yet started. Two mothers were seriously injured and have been rushed to the hospital,” he said.