On 24 June 2012, there was attack on the Okapi Faunal Reserve in the village of Epulu in the Ituri province of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the latest incident in a string of violent raids within the Congo Basin, the second largest rainforest in the world, that have created a renewed climate of terror in Congolese parks, prompting authorities to close the areas to tourists and to send military reinforcement to the area. The attack was carried out by armed men wearing fake Congolese army uniforms, accompanied by Simba rebels (Mai-Mai), who killed seven people, massacred 14 okapis and destroyed the installations of the Congolese Wildlife Authority

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