Rwandan rebels are suspected in a bloody attack that left 17 people dead at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.
The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda has not openly claimed responsibility for the massacre, which reportedly began with an assault on a civilian vehicle. Rangers who came to the aid of that vehicle were subsequently ambushed. A total of 12 rangers, a driver, and four civilians perished while two other civilians and four rangers were injured. Amid poaching, logging, and civil unrest, the park — Africa’s oldest — has been targeted by militia groups before, with hundreds of rangers killed to date.
source: New York Times