Poachers kill ranger, soldiers in Congo

2015-06-20 12:12

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Johannesburg - A group that runs African wildlife parks says heavily armed poachers have killed a ranger and two soldiers patrolling in a national park in Congo.

African Parks, which is based in South Africa, said that the poachers had ambushed the men in the Garamba national park and that a second ranger was slightly injured in the attack. It says the park unit was being deployed to re-inforce another team that had earlier exchanged fire with the poachers.

African Parks, which manages the Garamba park along with Congolese authorities, says the poachers are believed to be from South Sudan.

The park is in northeast Congo on the border with South Sudan.

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