There has been fighting in the Ebola epicentre in the Democratic Republic of Congo between government troops and a rebel force.

The mayor of Butembo said 12 people, mostly rebel fighters, had been killed in clashes with the Mai Mai militia.

The health ministry has issued an order suspending all the activities of Ebola response workers in the town until further notice.

More than 1,000 people have died in DR Congo as a result of the Ebola outbreak which began in August last year.

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