investigations are in progress



A medical vehicle from North Kivu province on a road on the edge of Virunga park after the attack that claimed the lives of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and their driver on February 22, 2021.


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A medical vehicle from North Kivu province on a road on the edge of Virunga park after the attack that claimed the lives of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and their driver on February 22, 2021.

Three days after the death of the Italian ambassador, Luca Attanasio, his bodyguard and a driver of the world food program (WFP), the investigations of the Congolese special services have already started.

With our correspondent in Kinshasa, Pascal Mulegwa

Embarrassed by the security incident which claimed the life of the Italian Ambassador on Monday, his bodyguard and a WFP driver, the security services were brought together for the said investigations alongside the diplomatic adviser of the President Tshisekedi, told RFI, Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, the governor of the province of North Kivu.

While the investigation has already started, the specialized services in the provinces ” will be supported by a delegation that will come from Kinshasa », Specified the governor. He wishes that ” the DRC may be able to say who did what about the incident ».

« The Democratic Republic of the Congo is primarily responsible for investigating as the host country where the events took place, but we are a country that has a very good relationship with Italy. Everything will have to be settled within a diplomatic framework », He added.

Italy also asked the UN on Wednesday to open an investigation and ” clear answers After this drama. ” We formally asked the WFP and the UN to open an investigation to shed light on what happened, the reasons justifying the security system put in place and who is responsible for these. decisions Luigi Di Maio told Italian MPs.

Funeral this Thursday in Italy

And meanwhile, Italian authorities already know a little more about the murder. According to the transalpine press, the first results of the autopsy ordered by the public prosecutor’s office in Rome revealed that the two deceased Italians each received two bullets. The scanner revealed that the bullets passed through the bodies from left to right.

The official funeral of the Ambassador and his bodyguard will take place this Thursday, February 25 in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.

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