Three members of an anti-Ebola team were killed in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in an armed attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, told AFP a UN source.
A person working for the Congolese Ministry of Health and two drivers were killed in an attack on a base where Ebola response staff live in Biakato, Ituri province, the source said.
One person is missing and five others were wounded in the armed attack, it was said, adding that another attack was pushed back to Mangina, in the same province of Ituri.
« Attacks by armed groups in Biakato and Mangina in the DRC have resulted in deaths and injuries among Ebola agents, » tweeted the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, without provide more accurate balance sheet.
« WHO and its partners treat the wounded and put other staff members at risk, » added the WHO’s twitter site in the DRC.
WHO is the partner of the Congolese Ministry of Health in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, which has killed 2,199 people since August 2018.