Attack on Ebola education team in Guinea leaves eight dead

Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea.

“The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit,” government spokesman Damantang Albert Camara said.

Guinea’s Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana, speaking earlier, said six people have been arrested following the incident, which took place on Tuesday in Wome, a village close to the town of Nzerekore, in Guinea’s southeast, where Ebola was first identified in March.