On Wednesday, the UK government cautioned its citizens against traveling to a well-known park in Uganda following a fatal attack on two tourists, including a British national, and their local guide.
The assault, attributed to a notorious militia group, occurred as the trio was on a safari in the southwestern part of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Their vehicle was set ablaze during the incident, as confirmed by both police and park officials.
In light of the situation, the government advised, “If you are able to do so safely, you should consider leaving the area.”
Further details from Uganda’s wildlife authority revealed that the other victims included a South African holidaymaker and a Ugandan guide.
Authorities attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel militia linked to the Islamic State group, operating from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Police spokesman Fred Enanga affirmed that immediate action had been taken, with collaborative forces actively pursuing the suspected ADF rebels.
Queen Elizabeth Park, sharing a border with the DRC and its renowned Virunga National Park, is known for housing rare mountain gorillas but is also believed to be an operating ground for armed groups