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Suspected Rebels Kill 18 in Congo's East

Monday, 24 September 2018 10:38 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese civil society group says that 18 people have been killed in attacks by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the eastern city of Beni, as the city and region continue to face an Ebola outbreak.

The U.N.-backed Radio Okapi reported Sunday that 14 civilians and 4 soldiers were killed in the attacks Saturday in the Rwenzori community of Beni.

The ADF rebels attacked a military position and the battle caused the deaths. Radio Okapi also reported many market stalls were looted by the suspected Uganda-based rebels.

Such attacks hamper efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that Congo's ministry said has infected at least 118 people, including 69 people who have died.

Congo's tenth outbreak was declared on Aug. 1. More than 10,000 people have since been vaccinated.

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A Congolese civil society group says that 18 people have been killed in attacks by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the eastern city of Beni, as the city and region continue to face an Ebola outbreak.The U.N.-backed Radio Okapi reported Sunday that 14 civilians...
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