At least 12 rangers were killed, the attack was done by the suspected members of Rwadan rebel group in Viruga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Government official Mr Cosma Wilungula said that 60 militiamen had attacked a convoy of civilians that were being protected by rangers.
This is the Africa’s oldest nature reserve and also popular tourist attraction, this site is also UNESCO World Heritage site. In 1925 the park has been opened for tourist.
Attackers were targeting civilians but not the rangers, unfortunately rangers lost their life while trying to save the lives of civilians vehicle that had been caught under fire by the attackers.
On March 23rd the park has been closed as part of preventive measure in order to stop the spread of corona virus.
Virunga National Park is spread more than 7,800 square kilometers (3,011 square miles) over the borders of DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.
Virunga park is world famous for their population of mountain gorillas.