Italian Ambassador Killed

The attack, which took place around 10 am, was an attempt to kidnap the Italian diplomat who was travelling on board a convoy of the World Food Programme. The ambush, in which the driver also lost his life, took place with light weapons “near Goma (North-Kivu) in the territory of Nyiragongo”. WFP: “Authorized to travel without escort”. Draghi and Di Maio express their condolences.
The convoy of World Food Programme jeeps in which they were travelling was attacked by a group of armed men who opened fire on the vehicles in an attempt to kidnap the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio. According to intelligence sources, the group of six guerrillas then took the prisoners into the forest where, however, they were killed during the firefight with local park rangers. So the diplomat, 44 years old, who leaves a wife and three daughters, the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci, 30 years old, and the driver of the vehicle on which they were travelling lost their lives. According to sources quoted by Adnkronos, the attack was launched by the Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, responsible for violence and kidnappings for profit, the main residual group of Rwandan rebels adhering to the doctrine of ‘Hutu Power’ and operating in the eastern part of the country. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome has opened an investigation file: it is proceeding for kidnapping for terrorist purposes. The magistrates of Rome, who have jurisdiction for crimes committed abroad with Italian victims, have delegated the investigation to the Carabinieri of the Ros who will arrive tomorrow in Kinshasa, the capital of the country.
The convoy, composed of seven people divided into three cars, was attacked around 10 am near the city of Kanyamahoro, in the eastern part of the country, near Goma: “The perpetrators of the attack had as their main target the Italian diplomat,” write some local media. They were traveling with the World Food Programme “from Goma to visit the food distribution program in schools of the WFP in Rutshuru,” say the UN agency, which specifies: “Previously it had been authorized to travel on that road without a security escort,” as shown by photos that show the use of unarmored jeeps in an area of the country considered at high risk. The authorization reportedly came from the local government.

L’ambasciatore Luca Attanasio e il carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci uccisi in agguato in Congo. Mattarella: “Lutto per servitori dello Stato”

  5 comments for “Italian Ambassador Killed

  1. February 26, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Excellent Article!

    • Tammy
      February 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      Was this someone who had knowledge of the Leonardo Spa election hacking of our election?

      • March 5, 2021 at 1:52 am

        we will see how the mysterious case will develop!

  2. Alessandro D'Arpini
    February 26, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    First of all, the Italian Ambassador was “protected” by only one bodyguard, a military. This fact sounds strange to me because Congo it is not a safe place. At least a GPS on the car if not in the Ambassador pocket in order to prevent kidnapping. Condolences from Draghi and Di Maio? Maybe both of them spoke something similar about what happened into Leonardo building? We where directly involved into Dominion fraud, remember that? That news never appeared on Italian TV or on newspapers. Therefore I don’t trust any of them.

    • March 5, 2021 at 1:31 am

      Agree with you! Did you see that the prosecutor who was investigating was also killed? all this is very strange!

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