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DR Congo | Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on food-relief convoy in Virunga NP

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed in an attack on a humanitarian convoy on Monday near the city of Goma, aid groups and Italy’s Foreign Ministry said, the latest in a wave of violence in that part of the central African nation.

The ambassador, Luca Attanasio, was killed alongside an Italian embassy official named by the foreign ministry as Vittorio Iacovacci and a driver for the World Food Program. All were in a car that was part of a convoy of vehicles headed north to a food initiative at a school.

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