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UNITED NATIONS, (Sputnik) – The World Meals Program (WFP) mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday that 4 of its workers members that survived the assault within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), wherein three folks had been killed, together with the Italian Ambassador, are secure.
On Monday, two UN autos carrying seven folks to a WFP faculty feeding program within the east of the DRC had been attacked by an armed group. Luca Attanasio, the Italian Ambassador to the DRC, and two different members of the delegation had been killed within the incident.
“The 4 different passengers within the group – all WFP workers – are secure and accounted for,” the WFP mentioned. “They embrace WFP Deputy Nation Director in DRC, Rocco Leone, WFP College Feeding Program Assistant, Fidele Zabandora, WFP Safety Officer, Mansour Rwagaza, and WFP Driver, Claude Mukata.”
Unidentified militants stopped the UN autos simply over an hour after they left the town of Goma for Rutshuru on Monday morning. The militants killed the WFP driver and compelled the remaining passengers at gunpoint into the encompassing bush.
Following an trade of fireside, Attanasio and his safety escort Vittorio Iacovacci, additionally an Italian Embassy worker, had been injured and subsequently died.
The United Nations said that the incident could be topic to an in depth assessment by the Division for Security and Safety on the protection surrounding it. The WFP mentioned that the route was beforehand designated for journey with out safety escorts.