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Italian Ambassador Killed In Eastern DR Congo

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Luca Attanasio
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Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, DR Congo, was killed on Monday during a fact-finding mission to the country’s troubled east, a senior diplomat said.

The envoy, Luca Attanasio, “died of his wounds” after a convoy of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) came under fire near Goma, the source said in Kinshasa.

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Two other people also died in the attack, Major Guillaume Djike, the army’s spokesman in North Kivu province told AFP, without identifying the casualties.

Credit: AFP

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