DR Congo accuses Rwandan Hutu rebels of killing Italian ambassador

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Security forces retrieve bodies on the edge of the Virunga National Park near where Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, his bodyguard and driver, were killed on February 22, 2021.

Photo credit: Alexis Huguet | AFP

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed on Monday when a UN convoy was ambushed in the country's troubled east, violence the DRC's president called a "terrorist attack" and that was blamed on a Rwandan Hutu rebel group.

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