U.S. journalist, 3 more missing after attack
Six Congolese rangers were found Saturday in a large forest reserve in Congo’s northeast a day after a security station was attacked by a militia, but an American journalist and at least three security guards remain missing, a local official said Saturday.
Alfred Bongwalanga Efoloko, administrator of the Mambasa territory, confirmed that the six had been found. At least 10 people had gone missing after an attack Friday by the Mai-Mai militia outside the town of Mambasa in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, he said.
No details about the missing journalist were available, he said, and authorities had no proof that the attack was an abduction.
Two British journalists and five park rangers, part of the same team, escaped after the attack, he said.
Kidnappings for ransom are common in eastern Congo.
A separate attack Saturday by the Mai-Mai in the North Kivu province killed two soldiers.