Doctors Without Borders

City in Congo's Ebola outbreak attacked by militia; 8 dead

Militia fighters attacked a city at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak on Wednesday after threatening health workers in the field, further damaging efforts to contain the deadly disease. At least eight people were killed.

Seven members of a Mai-Mai militia and a police captain were killed, Butembo Mayor Sylvain Kanyamanda said.

"Before this attack on Wednesday, leaflets of May-Mai militia were circulating to tell the teams of foreign doctors to leave the region as soon as possible before the worst happens," he told The Associated Press.

Ebola response work was again halted following the violence. Attacks on Ebola health centers already have forced ...

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