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A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a crowded night spot in the city of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, according to local officials.
French news agency put the death toll at five while the Associated Press reported six people dead.
A statement from military officials running the north Kivu province said the suicide bomber was prevented by security from gaining access to the interior of the establishment but managed to activate his bomb at the entrance.
The statement said 13 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals. It described the death toll as provisional.
The statement blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces, the deadliest of the militia active in the region.
Shortly after the blast, the official in charge of the city called on residents to return to their homes for their own safety.
Scientists declared the eruption on Spain's La Palma island officially over on Saturday, allowing islanders to breathe a sigh of relief nearly 100 days after the Cumbre Vieja volcano began to spew out lava, rock and ash, and upended the lives of thousands.
After bursting into action on September 19, the volcano suddenly went quiet on Monday, December 13.
Authorities, however, wary of raising false hope, held off until Christmas Day to give the all-clear.
The Canary Islands Regional security chief, Julio Perez, called a news conference Saturday and told reporters "What I want to say today can be said with just four words: The eruption is over."
Some 3,000 properties were destroyed by the flow of lava down the mountainside but remarkably no one was killed in the three-month eruption.
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