Two DR Congo Ebola Treatment Centres Torched in Violent Attacks

Armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment centre in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, starting a fire and engaging in an extended gun battle with security forces, Voice of America reports. The attack follows shortly after another in which a treatment centre in North Kivu was partially burnt down. Both facilities are run by Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Burned structures are seen after attackers set fire to an Ebola treatment centre run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Katwa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

A health worker prepares to disinfect MSF's partly burnt-out Ebola treatment centre in Katwa, North Kivu, DRC, on February 25 2019.

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