Goma — Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State (IS) while repelling an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ebola zone, the army said.

The shootout took place in a village near the city of Beni, an area where more than a dozen different militia groups and associated armed gangs operate, and the epicentre of DRC’s worst Ebola epidemic yet.

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