Prominent DRC cleric Ali Amini is killed while praying



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Imam Sheikh Ali Amini was killed in the city of Beni during sunset prayers

A Muslim cleric in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was shot dead while praying at the Great Mosque in Beni.

A human rights activist said that the attacker shot Sheikh Ali Amini while he was performing the Maghrib prayer and fled last Saturday.

Reuters reported that the cleric Amini was among those who were highly critical of Islamist armed groups in the region.

The eastern Democratic Congo is suffering from severe unrest, contributed to by attacks by ISIS on this African country.

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