Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies in attack on UN convoy

Luca Attanasio and two others killed in attack a few miles north of Goma in eastern DRC

Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and two other people have been killed in an attack on a United Nations convoy in eastern DRC.

The convoy was attacked at about 10.15am (0815 GMT) during an attempted kidnap by assailants near the town of Kanyamahoro, a few miles north of the regional capital Goma, the Virunga national park said.

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