Two British nationals who were held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been released, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday.
Boris Johnson did not supply any additional particulars within the assertion launched Sunday, however paid tribute to the authorities from the African nation and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation "for his or her tireless assist throughout this disgusting case".
The men are receiving "support and medical attention", according to a statement by Virunga National Park.
It was the deadliest attack in recent years and took the total number of rangers killed to 175.
Two Britons held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed.
Eight eco-guards at Virunga Park have died in the line of duty since the beginning of the year, the park management said.
"We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to her family, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident".
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Following Friday's kidnapping, the British Foreign Office "advised against all but essential travel" to the DRC province where Virunga park is located.
Cosma Wilungula, director general of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation, welcomed the tourists' release.
In April, Mr de Merode, told the BBC World Service that recent attacks were part of "a bigger picture which involves the trafficking of natural resources". Park officials blamed Mai Mai militia members.
It spans (3,000 square miles 7,800 kilometres) along the border with Uganda and Rwanda.
It is home to to around a quarter of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas and other endangered species as well as lions, elephants, hippos and a host of rare bird species.
A fifth of the park's southern sector was deforested owing to illegal charcoal production, the park said.
Before taking the tourists, they murdered the park ranger, Rachel Katumwa, 25, who had accompanied them there.