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DR Congo | Virunga NP chief reinforces conviction to protect park as slain rangers honored

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - A line of Congolese park rangers raised their guns in salute on Monday as the coffin bearing their colleague Burhani Abdou Surumwe, a 30-year-old father of four, was buried in the black volcanic soil of a Muslim cemetery outside Goma.


Abdou was one of six rangers killed on Sunday in an ambush in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas that is also home to dozens of armed groups.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-security/guardians-of-congos-gorillas-unbowed-as-ambushed-colleague-is-buried-idUSKBN29G2LJ

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