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Clashes erupt in sealed-off Ebola area of Liberia capital

Liberia security forces blockade an area around the West Point Ebola center as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia August 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

MONROVIA: Four residents of a quarantined Ebola-hit slum in the Liberian capital were injured Wednesday in clashes with police and soldiers sent in to seal off the area, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said.

The violence flared when the security forces went in to evaculate a government official and his family from the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, which is being contained as part of new security measures over the deadly virus.

 

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