Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked

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Published on February 22, 2021 by

The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a military policeman travelling with him have been killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC, the Italian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The convoy was attacked on Monday near the town of Kanyamahoro at approximately 10:15am (08:15 GMT) as part of a kidnap attempt, the Virunga National Park told Reuters.

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