Guard killed, 3 kidnapped in DRCongo’s Virunga park

Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) – Unidentified attackers on Friday killed a guard and kidnapped three people, including two British tourists, in DR Congo’s Virunga national park, a famed haven for gorillas and other endangered species, authorities said.

“I confirm that our vehicle was attacked. Three people were kidnapped, including two tourists,” park director Emmanuel de Merode said. Park spokesman Joel Wengamula said a guard was killed and added that two of the people kidnapped were British.