Ranger killed weeks after reopening of Virunga national park

By Jason Burke Africa correspondent

Park in DRC shut last year for more than eight months after series of attacks on staff

A forest ranger has been killed in the Virunga national park, only weeks after the reserve in the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo was reopened to tourists.

The Virunga, home to a world-famous population of of critically endangered mountain gorillas as well as hundreds of other rare species, was shut for more than eight months for a review of security after a series of bloody attacks on staff last year.

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