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Watch … the moment the Italian ambassador was injured before he was killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Journalists and local media in the Congo broadcast pictures showing the moment the Italian ambassador was injured before his death, after an armed attack on him in a convoy of the World Food Program in the eastern city of Goma, and Rome condemned this attack.

Earlier on Monday, the Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the killing of its ambassador, Luca Atanazio, a soldier affiliated with it, and the driver of their car, in a shooting attack on a United Nations convoy near Goma.

President Sergio Mattarella denounced the “cowardly attack” and said, “The Italian Republic is in mourning for state employees who lost their lives while carrying out their duties.”

The President also condemned this “violent act” that was carried out when the three dead were in a car as part of the convoy of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio expressed his “deep sadness and deep dissatisfaction”, announcing that he had cut short his participation in a meeting with his European counterparts in Brussels, and his early return to Rome.

“The circumstances of this brutal attack are not known yet, and we will spare no effort in shedding light on what happened,” he added.

For his part, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his deep sadness and deep concern about the attack, in a press conference today, on the developments of the Corona pandemic.

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