Monday, March 1, 2021

Italian Ambassador killed in DR Congo / GORDON


According to the Italian Foreign Ministry, an Italian carabinieri, who accompanied the diplomat on a trip to the African country, was killed along with the Ambassador to the DR Congo Luca Attanasio.

On February 22, the Italian ambassador to the country, Luca Attanasio, was killed in an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Italian Foreign Ministry informed about it.

In a statement, the head of the department, Luigi di Mayo, said that the ambassador and the carabinieri soldiers were killed.

“Two servants of the state who were brutally cut off from us in the performance of their duty.

ANSA announced that 30-year-old carabinier Vittorio Yacovacci, who served at the Italian Embassy in DR Congo since September 2020, died along with Attanasio.

According to the agency, the ambassador and the carabinieri were in a car moving as part of a UN mission convoy, which was attacked by militants armed with small arms. This happened in the east of the country between the settlements of Goma and Bukavu.

According to one version, the attack took place with the aim of kidnapping. There is no exact information yet.

Attanasio was wounded in the stomach and died in the hospital where he was taken in critical condition.

The ambassador was 43 years old. He headed the embassy in DR Congo in September 2017.





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