Doctors Without Borders

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

Heavily armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo's deadly outbreak on Saturday, with one police officer killed and health workers injured, authorities said, while frightened patients waited in isolation rooms for the gunfire to end.

The early-morning attack in Butembo came less than a week after the treatment center reopened following an attack last month, which forced Doctors Without Borders to suspend operations in the city amid warnings that ending this outbreak is impossible if health workers aren't protected.

Dozens of armed groups are active in mineral-rich eastern Congo, though some have allowed health workers access to...

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