The UK government on Wednesday warned its citizens to avoid travel to a popular Ugandan park where two tourists, including a Briton, and their local guide were killed in an attack blamed on a notorious militia group.

The trio were targeted on Tuesday by gunmen as they were on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda and their vehicle set on fire, police and park officials said.

Britain’s Foreign Office said it “advises against all but essential travel” to the park, a tourist magnet where lions are known for their unusual ability to climb trees.

“If you are able to do so safely, you should consider leaving the area.”

Uganda’s wildlife authority identified the two other victims as a South African holidaymaker and a Ugandan guide.

Source: The East African.  

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