Egypt expressed its condolences over the killing of Luca Attanasio, Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in an attack on a United Nations convoy in the eastern part of the African country on Monday, said Ahmed Abu Zeid, Speaker of the Egyptian Foreign Minister.
“We express our sincere condolences for the brutal murder of the Italian ambassador to the #DRC, #Lucca_Atanasio, in an attack on a #United_Nations convoy.. may God bless him with mercy and inspire his family and loved ones with patience and solace,” Abu Zeid tweeted.Farnesina and the Carabinieri Arma,” said the Italian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday.
The ambassador and another Italian soldier were killed in an attack on a UN convoy in eastern DR Congo that targeted their car.
“The circumstances of this brutal attack are still unclear and no effort will be spared to shed light on what happened. Today the State mourns the loss of two of its exemplary children and squeezes around their families and friends and colleagues in Farnesina and the Carabinieri Arma,” said the Italian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday.