Militants kill at least 18 civilians in Congo's Ebola zone

  • Saturday 08, December 2018 in 11:47 AM
  • Soldiers stand in an FARDC field camp in Paida near Beni
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Suspected militiamen have killed at least 18 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak, the army said on Friday.
Repeated attacks by armed groups on civilians, Congolese soldiers and U.N. peacekeepers have hampered efforts to contain the epidemic, the second worst in history. The latest violence has had no immediate impact on the Ebola response, the World Health Organisation said.
 
Army spokesman Captain Mak Hazukay said the civilians were killed on Thursday night in two separate incidents near the town of Beni.