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A ranger killed, another seriously injured in second FDLR attack

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Posted February 1, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 2,184 views

     


Virunga National Park Dispatch | We have suffered a second major attack by FDLR militias in less than a week. Ranger Muhindo Mburungani was killed instantly with two bullets through the chest as their unit was ambushed on the Kabasha escarpment to the west of the park. He was part of the civilian protection unit positioned along the road. Mastaki, a driver, was shot in the head, arm and stomach and was rushed to Kayna hospital in a critical state.

We believe there may be a massive influx of about 700 FDLR militias in the area. We are holding crisis meeting with the senior military command this morning. We have been appealing to the UN peace keeping force, MONUSCO, for support.

Do please help support the Rangers by Donating through the Gorilla CD website or the Dr. Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund:

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Links: http://www.causes.com/causes/254468-to-preserve-and-protect-the-world-s-last-remaining-mountain-gorillas-in-uganda-drc-and-rwanda

Gorilla CD Website: http://www.gorillacd.org


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