"With Virunga National Park being within our zone of action, we have joined the park rangers for search operations for the people taken hostages", Major Guillaume Kaiko Ndjike, the army's spokesman in North Kivu, said on Saturday.
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"I pay tribute to the DRC authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their tireless help during this bad case", Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a statement.
Two British tourists kidnapped in Congo's Virunga National Park have been released, according the UK Foreign Office.
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It was the deadliest attack in recent years and took the total number of rangers killed to 175.
The group's driver was injured and released shortly after the abduction, which took place near the village of Kibati, just north of Goma, on the morning of Friday May, 11.
"Ranger Baraka was critically injured whilst protecting two passengers and the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in, when it was attacked by armed assailants", a statement from Virunga National Park said.
Before taking the tourists, they murdered the park ranger, Rachel Katumwa, 25, who had accompanied them there.
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The Observatory said at least 15 were killed in the strike, eight of them Iranians, including a member of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to her family and our sincerest gratitude for her bravery and service to Congo.
The park has experienced an increase in violence in recent months.
One of the most important conservation sites in the world, Virunga Park covers 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 miles) along a swathe of eastern DR Congo abutting the border with Uganda and Rwanda. A wildlife park guard was killed in the ambush, while the tourist's driver was also kidnapped. The UNESCO World Heritage is home to around a quarter of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, and contains more mammals, reptile and bird species than any protected area on the African continent.
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