Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside a Liberian shanty town on Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.
Hundreds of residents clashed with the gunmen, furious at being blamed and isolated by a government that has failed to quickly collect dead bodies from the streets.
Speaking in the Liberian capital Monrovia, Brownie Samukai, Liberia's Minister of National Defence, said the "Armed Forces of Liberia has not been issued any orders of shoot to kill".
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