U.S. jour­nal­ist, 3 more miss­ing af­ter at­tack

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

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.

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