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7 killed in eastern DRC

Democratic Republic Of Congo

<p>Seven people were killed by militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern province of Beni Saturday. In Biakato, the neighbouring province of Ituri, Ebola response have been suspended. </p> <p>A series of deadly attacks attributed to the armed group Allied Democratic Forces (<span class="caps">ADF</span>) have been reported in recent days in the Beni region after weeks of calm.</p> <p>In the neighbouring northeastern province of Ituri, militiamen attacked the hospital of Biakato, a centre for retaliation against Ebola, according to <span class="caps">AFP</span>.</p> <p>According to the UN radio Okapi, “response activities are also suspended since Saturday following this attack which created panic in this entity”. </p> <p>According to witnesses, during the attack, the militiamen “were chanting songs hostile to the response team.</p> <p>The attackers were repulsed by peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Congo (<span class="caps">MONUSCO</span>) and the Congolese army, after causing damage, according to sources.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">AFP</span></strong></p>
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