Moscow – Two British nationals were kidnapped in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a park ranger travelling with them was killed, media reported on Friday.
The Telegraph newspaper reported that the tourists were heading to the city of Goma when the vehicle was attacked by an armed group and the two tourists, as well as the driver were abducted.
Joel Wengamulay, Spokesman for the park, confirmed the attack on the convoy, but did not comment on the kidnapping.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was in contact with DRC authorities on the incident and was providing support to families of the victims.
Political instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo had caused rising violence in the province of North Kivu, where the park, famous for its mountain gorillas population, is located.
The park reportedly witnessed multiple kidnappings over the past two months, attributed to Mai-Mai militia. (Sputnik/NAN)