Italian ambassador to DR Congo, Luca Attanasio, killed in militia attack
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Yesterday, Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was killed along with two others during an attack on a convoy en route to . Attanasio reportedly was injured and later died in hospital. Attanasio was 43-years-old.
According to BBC, the attack was perpetrated by six men who took the passengers into Virunga National Park. The later confirmed the death. The two others killed were military policeman Vittorio Iacovacci and a Congolese driver. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, and Congolese officials suggested it was likely a kidnapping attempt., the attack occurred near the town of Kanyamahoro, at approximately 10:15am local time (0815 ). According to the provincial governor, via the
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