Italy's ambassador to Congo killed in an attack on their convoy at Goma

Italy's ambassador to Congo killed in an attack on their convoy at Goma
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  • calendar-gray 22 February 2021

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and a Carabiniere were killed in an attack on their convoy at Goma in the African country on Monday, well-informed sources said, APA reports citing ANSA.

The nature of the attack is not yet clear.

Attanasio died in hospital, sources said.

The envoy's car was part of a MONUSCO UN peacekeeping mission convoy including the EU's delegation chief, sources said.

The Italian foreign ministry confirmed the killings of Atanasio and the Carabiniere with "deep grief".

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