Islamic State claims responsibility for church attack in Congo - Amaq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on a church in eastern Congo that killed at least 18 people, the group's Amaq news agency reported, without evidence.

The attack happened Wednesday night in Baeti village in North Kivu province. A civil rights group reported a death toll of at least 18 people and a church being burned down.

(Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek and Omar Fahmy; Editing by Leslie Adler)