U.S. jour­nal­ist found alive af­ter Congo at­tack

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KINSHASA, Congo — Five Congo park rangers have been found dead and an American jour­nal­ist has been found in good con­di­tion in the Okapi Wildlife Re­serve af­ter go­ing miss­ing dur­ing a mili­tia at­tack, a lo­cal of­fi­cial said Sunday.

“The American jour­nal­ist is safe and healthy. She hid in the for­est dur­ing an at­tack,” said Mam­basa ter­ri­tory ad­min­is­tra­tor Al­fred Bong­walanga.

Bong­walanga said the army found the jour­nal­ist overnight Satur­day and called in her res­cue.

He did not have her name, say­ing de­tails would fol­low. The iden­tity of the as­sailants is not known, he said.

At least 10 peo­ple had gone miss­ing af­ter at­tacks near a se­cu­rity sta­tion Fri­day out­side the town of Mam­basa in Congo’s north­east Okapi Wildlife Re­serve, but six of them, all Con­golese rangers, were later found alive, he said.

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