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Italian ambassador to DRC killed during attack on World Food Programme field mission
Luca Attanasio
Luca Attanasio Credit: Italian Embassy in DRC (Public Domain)

Luca Attanasio, Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been killed in an armed attack.

According to diplomatic sources in Kinshasa, the ambassador to his injuries on Monday after an attack on a World Food Programme convoy near the city of Goma in the east of the country.

A policeman from the escort and the driver also died.