The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio has been killed in Goma.

This development was confirmed by the Italian Foreign Ministry.

Luca Attanasio died alongside an Italian soldier after their car was attacked as they traveled in a UN convoy.

After his death was announced, the ministry in a statement said:

“It is with deep sorrow that the Farnesina confirms the death, today in Goma, of the Ambassador of Italy to the Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and of a soldier from the Carabinieri.”

Details later…