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Italian ambassador to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy whereas visiting the Central African nation, officers mentioned.

The Italian ambassador, Luca Attanasio, was touring round 10:15 a.m. Monday when the group was attacked close to the city of Kanyamahoro, the Virunga Nationwide Park advised Reuters.

A navy policeman touring with him was additionally killed in the attack.

“It’s with deep sorrow that the Overseas Ministry confirms the demise at the moment in Goma of the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and of a policemen from the Carabinieri,” the Italian international ministry mentioned in an announcement.

“The ambassador and the soldier had been touring in a automobile in a convoy of MONUSCO, the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” it added.

Italian Ambassador to DR Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed in an apparent attack on the UN convoy on February 22, 2021.
Italian Ambassador to DR Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed in an obvious attack on the UN convoy on February 22, 2021.
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Virunga Nationwide Park initially mentioned that two folks had been killed in the convoy and the ambassador was wounded. The third individual was a driver, diplomatic sources mentioned.

It was not instantly identified who was behind the lethal attack.

The locked entrance to the Level III Indian Field Hospital, where the dead body of Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio lies, in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo February 22, 2021.
The locked entrance to the Degree III Indian Subject Hospital, the place the lifeless physique of Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio lies, in Goma, jap Democratic Republic of the Congo February 22, 2021.
REUTERS/Djaffar Al-Katany

Virunga, which lies alongside Congo’s borders with Rwanda and Uganda, is dwelling to dozens of armed teams.

With Publish wires

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