Italy’s Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio has died from bullet wounds sustained in a shooting incident in Eastern Congo.
Attanasio was on a fact-finding mission to the troubled Eastern D.R. Congo when his vehicle came under fire from unknown gunmen.
The United Nations World Food Programme owned vehicle was attacked in Goma, according to reports from Kinshasa, the Congolese capital.
The Congolese military has also reported the death of two other people in the attack but failed to measure the names of the casualties.
Security in eastern DR Congo has been under threat in recent time with rebels in the region causing problems for the nation’s security architecture.