DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – NORTH KIVU – OICHA – ARREST 19 JAN 2022 (06:00)

The Police Nationale Congolaise (PNC) has arrested suspects accused of the alleged murder of the Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio, who had been killed during an ambush in February 2021. The Regional Police Chief of North Kivu province, Aba Van Ang, has stated that the suspects attempted to abduct Attanasio, however, the suspects had failed. According to local officials, in February 2021, Attanasio’s bodyguard, the driver and several others were killed in the attack. Several other members had sustained severe injuries.

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