Italian ambassador killed in DR Congo attack

By BBC On Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 15:27 | < 1 min read
Luca Attanasio
Luca Attanasio, the ambassador killed in DR Congo. He and the military were traveling aboard a car in a MONUSCO convoy, the United Nations stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Italy’s foreign ministry says the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, has been killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in the east of the country.

An Italian military policeman also died in the incident near the town of Kanyamahoro.

Officials at the Virunga National Park say the attack was an attempted kidnapping.

Many armed groups operate in an around the park which borders Rwanda and Uganda.

Park rangers are regularly attacked and killed by militias.

Are you a Kenyan in the diaspora with a story to tell? Do you know someone of Kenyan origin doing something remarkable in the diaspora? Do you have an opinion that you would like to share? Email us at [email protected]