Two Britons kidnapped in a national park in DR Congo have said they are "very grateful" after their release. Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty were among three people held when their vehicle was ambushed in Virunga National Park on Friday. They paid tribute to the "excellent support" they had received and said they would not comment any further. Park ranger Rachel Masika Baraka was killed by the kidnappers; a driver was injured and released.
The 25-year-old ranger is the eighth to be murdered at the park this year. Park director Emmanuel de Merode said: "Ranger Baraka's life was tragically cut short in service to Virunga National Park. "She was one of the park's 26 female rangers and was highly committed, showing true bravery in her work.
"We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to her family, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident." The park declined to say how the two Britons came to be released and if the kidnappers had been detained.
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