Apr 24, 2020

DR Congo's Virunga National Park hit by 'deadliest' attack

At least 12 rangers have been killed by suspected members of a Rwandan rebel group in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Government official Cosma Wilungula said Friday's attack was the deadliest in recent history. He said about 60 militiamen had ambushed a convoy of civilians that was being protected by the rangers. The biologically diverse park is a Unesco World Heritage site in the restive east of the DR Congo. Another six people were injured in the attack blamed on militiamen from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, whose leaders have been accused of links to the 1994 genocide in which some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

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