The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in an attack on a UN convoy.
The Italian international ministry stated on Monday the attack took place in japanese Congo, and the ambassador used to be travelling in a convoy of the UN stabilisation mission there.
Luca Attanasio died of his injuries quickly after the convoy used to be ambushed in Virunga National Park terminate to the town of Goma in North Kivu province, the province’s governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita instructed German news company dpa.
Attanasio “died of his injuries after the attack”, Kasivita stated. The ambassador’s driver and bodyguard were additionally killed.
The unidentified attackers were repelled by park rangers patrolling the put, according to the governor.
A UN peacekeeping mission has been working to scheme down its 15,000-troop presence and switch its security work to Congolese authorities.