Rebels kill 7, snarling Ebola ef­fort

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - REMEMBERING -

BENI, Congo — Sus­pected rebels killed seven civil­ians in an overnight at­tack in north­east­ern Congo, a lo­cal of­fi­cial said Sat­ur­day, high­light­ing the threat to ef­forts to con­tain the lat­est Ebola virus out­break nearby.

The ad­min­is­tra­tor of Beni ter­ri­tory, Donat Kib­wana, said the at­tack was likely car­ried out by Al­lied Demo­cratic Forces fight­ers in Mayi-Moya, about 25 miles from Beni city.

Kib­wana said it sent the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion flee­ing. Such mass dis­place­ment com­pli­cates health work­ers’ ef­forts to con­tain the Ebola out­break that has killed 11 peo­ple so far in the densely pop­u­lated re­gion near the Ugan­dan bor­der.

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