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Democratic Republic of Congo: UN troops on scene after Italian ambassador killed in convoy attack02:43

Democratic Republic of Congo: UN troops on scene after Italian ambassador killed in convoy attack

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Buhumba
February 22, 2021 at 19:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio was killed on Monday after his convoy was attacked in the east of the country. UN peacekeepers were filmed being deployed to the rural area in Kibumba where the attack occurred.

A vehicle of the World Food Programme believed to be part of the victim's convoy could be seen with shattered windows and glass debris on its seats.

UN Blue Helmets were seen patrolling the site.

The attack occurred as the UN convoy was travelling from Congo's eastern regional capital Goma to visit a WFP school project in Rutshuru.

At least two other people were reportedly killed and several more injured in the attack.

Democratic Republic of Congo: UN troops on scene after Italian ambassador killed in convoy attack02:43
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Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio was killed on Monday after his convoy was attacked in the east of the country. UN peacekeepers were filmed being deployed to the rural area in Kibumba where the attack occurred.

A vehicle of the World Food Programme believed to be part of the victim's convoy could be seen with shattered windows and glass debris on its seats.

UN Blue Helmets were seen patrolling the site.

The attack occurred as the UN convoy was travelling from Congo's eastern regional capital Goma to visit a WFP school project in Rutshuru.

At least two other people were reportedly killed and several more injured in the attack.