Turkey condoles death of Italian diplomat in attack
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Turkey condoles death of Italian diplomat in attack

Ambassador Luca Attanasio killed in attack on UN convoy in Democratic Republic of Congo

News Service AA

The Turkish foreign minister on Monday offered his condolences on the death of an Italian diplomat in an attack on a UN convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In a tweet, Mevlut Cavusoglu tagged his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio and wrote: “Deeply shocked and saddened by the demise of Ambassador Luca Attanasio of #Italy and a Carabinieri officer in a horrific attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Heartfelt condolences to friendly Italy, bereaved families and the Italian nation."

Attanasio, 43, was among three people killed in the attack on a UN convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Italian police officer Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, and their Congolese World Food Program driver – whose name has not been released – also died.

According to local sources, the convoy was attacked in an attempted kidnapping near Goma, the capital of North Kivu province.

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