In Congo, the Islamic State (IS) linked group attacked a church and killed 16 people including three soldiers. The attackers opened fire when they entered the village of Ndalya. They also burnt down a church.
Army spokesman Jules Ngongo Tshikudi claimed that the attack was carried out by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). According to U.N. figures, the group killed about 850 people in 2019. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for several ADF attacks in the past.
The ADF was formed as a merger of several rebel factions, including the Allied Democratic Movement, the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU), the Uganda Muslim Liberation Army, and militant members of the Tablighi Jamaat movement. The main figure of the group was Jamil Mukulu, a former Catholic who converted to Islam. The attackers were largely from central Uganda, in particular Iganga, Masaka, and Kampala, and portray themselves as religious crusaders.