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The Italian envoy to the Congo was killed in an attack on a UN convoy




Italy and the United Nations said that Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, his bodyguard, and a World Food Program driver was killed on Monday when their convoy was attacked in the east of the country.


The convoy came under attack around 10:15 AM. A spokesman for Virunga National Park told Reuters (0815 GMT) in a kidnapping attempt near the city of Kanyamahoro, about 25 km north of the regional capital, Goma.


In a statement, the Italian government confirmed the killing of Ambassador Luca Atanasio, 43, the Italian military policeman, Vittorio Iacovaci, 30, and the Congolese driver, whose name was not revealed.


CTM NEWS

22 Feb 2021

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