Beni: At least five people died as a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni on Saturday.
The explosion took place at INBOX bar where people were celebrating Christmas, according to a security official in Beni, reports CNN.
“The suicide bomber, prevented by security guards from entering a crowded bar, activated the bomb at the entrance of the bar,” the regional governor’s spokesman, General Ekenge Sylvain, said in a statement as quoted by CNN.
The blast left 14 people hurt.
Two women and a teenage girl were among those killed in the attack.