Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio was murdered on Monday in the Republic of Congo. The ambassadors went to a troubled area of the Congo with a fact-finding fact-finding mission with the UN agency.
A senior diplomat said that Ambassador Lusa Atanasio was badly injured in the attack and later died. Sources in Kinshasa said that a team from the United Nations World Food Program was fired near Goma. Two more people have also been killed in the attack. This information has been given by Major Guliamo Jike, military spokesman of Congo’s North Kivu Province.
The Italian Foreign Ministry has also confirmed the ambassador’s death. The ministry said in a statement that the attack took place in the town of Goma in Kivu province, which is near the borders of Rwanda and Uganda. One of his security guards also succumbed to bullets. According to reports, the ambassador and one of his co-workers were moving with a convoy of vehicles from the UN mission when he was attacked. Northern Kivu province is considered a stronghold of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group that includes Islamic rebels and Ugandans The armed faction opposing the President of Yoweri Museveni.
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