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BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what has been called a war zone.
"We are heartbroken that our worst fears have been realized," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. It was by far the deadliest such attack in the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history, the United Nations health agency said.
The dead included a member of a vaccination team, two drivers and a police officer. Many of the six others wounded were with Congo's health ministry.
Mai-Mai fighters attacked a camp housing scores of aid workers overnight in Biakato, local official Salambon