Bodies of ambassador,Carabiniere killed in DRC back in Italy

(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 24 – The bodies of Italy’s Ambassador to
the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and
Carabiniere police officer Vittorio Iacovacci arrived in Italy
late on Tuesday.
    Attanasio and Iacovacci were killed in an attack in the African
country along with a Congolese driver on Monday.
    Premier Mario Draghi, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Defence
Minister Lorenzo Guerini were at Rome’s Ciampino airport to
receive the bodies of the slain servants of the State.
    Autopsies on the bodies of Attanasio and Iacovacci will be done
at Rome’s Policlinico Gemelli hospital on Wednesday and the
funerals are set to take place in the capital on Thursday.
    Rome prosecutors are investigating the murders.
    Attanasio’s widow and his three young daughters are expected to
return to Italy on Wednesday.
    Attanasio, 43, and Iacovacci, a-30-year-old who was part of the
ambassador’s security detail, were killed in an attack on a UN
World Food Programme (WFP) convoy travelling from Goma to
Bukavu. (ANSA).
   

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