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DR Congo: Kidnapped Brits 'very grateful' after release

DR Congo: Kidnapped Brits 'very grateful' after release

The pair were abducted north of the city of Goma, North Kivu province
Two Britons kidnapped in a national park in DR Congo have said they are "very grateful" after their release.Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty were among three people to be held when their vehicle was ambushed in Virunga National Park on Friday.They paid tribute to the "excellent support" they had received and said they would not comment any further.Park ranger Rachel Masika Baraka was killed by the kidnappers; a driver was injured and released.The 25-year-old ranger is the eighth to be murdered at the park this year.
Park director Emmanuel de Merode said: "Ranger Baraka's life was tragically cut short in service to Virunga National Park. "She was one of the park's 26 female rangers and was highly committed, showing true bravery in her work."We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to her family, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident."
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25 year old Ranger, Rachel Masika Baraka, died in Friday's ambush in Virunga National Park. She was protecting 2 British tourists + a Congolese driver - all released and safe. Rachel is the 8th ranger to be killed by gunmen in the park this year. pic.twitter.com/Tln63HdsXh— will ross (@willintune) May 13, 2018
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