The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo was killed in an attack north of the city of Goma.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 am local time [11:15 am Moscow time]. The attack targeted a United Nations convoy near the town of Kanyamahoro, north of Goma. The attack killed the Italian ambassador to the DRC, Luca Attanasio, and the military accompanying him.
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“It is with deep regret that the Foreign Ministry confirms the death of the Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Luca Attanasio and a Carabinieri policeman in Goma today”, – the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.