State funeral for DRC ambassador, Carabiniere starts

(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 25 – The State funeral for the late Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Luca Attanasio and his Carabiniere police escort Vito Iacovacci, who were killed in an attack in the African country on Monday, began at Rome’s Santa Maria degli Angeli Basilica on Thursday.
    Premier Mario Draghi, Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and the Speakers of the Senate and the Lower House, Maria Elisabetta Casellati and Roberto Fico, were among the officials in attendance to pay their respects to the slain servants of the State. (ANSA).
   

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