Italy confirms death of its ambassador to Congo


Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed today while travelling with a UN convoy in the east of the country. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

ITALY’S ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed today while travelling with a UN convoy in the east of the country, the Foreign Ministry said.

“It is with deep sadness the Foreign Ministry confirms the death, today in Goma, of the Italian ambassador,” the ministry said, adding that an Italian policeman also died.


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