Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

  22 February 2021    Read: 932
 Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

The Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo was killed Monday in an attack on a United Nations convoy in the east of the country, several reports said.

The convoy was attacked near the town of Kanyamahoro at around 10:15 a.m. (GMT+2) and was part of a kidnap attempt, the Virunga National Park told Reuters.

Many armed groups operate in and around Virunga, which lies along Congo's borders with Rwanda and Uganda, and they have repeatedly attacked Virunga rangers.


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