An-Najah News - On Monday, UN officials confirmed that the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who was killed on his way to visit a school feeding program, was ambushed on a road declared safe to travel.


The World Food Program said, "The attackers killed two others, along with Ambassador Luca Atanasio, they were an Italian security guard and a local driver for the World Food Program, and several others were wounded."



"The victim was traveling from Goma to visit a school feeding program of the World Food Program in Rutshuru," said Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.