Italian ambassador killed in attack on UN convoy in Congo

Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio

Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio

Kinshasa … News Time

An Italian ambassador has been killed in an attack on a UN convoy in the African country of Congo. Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio and a police officer were killed during an attack on a UN convoy in the Central African country of Congo, according to a foreign news agency. The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the ambassador’s death in Congo. Luca Attanasio was traveling with a UN peacekeeping convoy when he was targeted in the Goma region of eastern Congo. On the other hand, according to foreign media reports, the assailants tried to abduct the Italian ambassador, as a result of which 2 policemen were killed and the Italian ambassador was seriously injured. However, due to the intervention of security forces, the assailants fled. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


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