News – FR – Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo killed in armed attack

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According to a diplomatic source quoted by AFP, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was killed on February 22 in an armed attack targeting a UN World Food Program convoy in the east of the country

The Italian Ambassador to Kinshasa was shot dead on February 22, 2021 in an armed attack that targeted a World Food Program (WFP) convoy during a visit near Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), we learned from a diplomatic source

Ambassador Luca Attanasio “died immediately of his wounds,” a senior diplomatic source in Kinshasa told AFP Two other people were also killed during the attack, assured AFP Major Guillaume Djike, spokesperson for the army in the North Kivu region, without specifying the identity of the victims.

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News – FR – The Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo killed in an armed attack
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Source: https://francais.rt.com/international/84085-ambassadeur-italie-rdc-tue-dans-attaque-armee-republique-democratique-congo