Italian diplomat and a carabiniere murdered in Congo, an impenetrable vest might have saved their lives

The Italian envoy to Congo Luca Attanasio and the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci were murdered in a firefight: thusly, it was anything but an execution. The principal aftereffects of the examination requested on the bodies by the Rome Public Prosecutor’s Office and performed at the Gemelli Hospital uncovered. Attanasio and Iacovacci were hit by two slugs each, in the firefight between their assailants and the Congolese officers, who interceded to protect the Virunga backwoods.

The primary dissection results in this way uphold the theory of an endeavored capturing that finished severely — and not of an assault pointed toward slaughtering as the Congolese president attested — hindered by the sudden appearance of the officers. However, they actually don’t explain from which weapons the shots came. It isn’t yet evident whether the two Italians were survivors of well disposed fire or not. As per what rises out of the post-mortem examination, Ambassador Luca Attanasio was hit by two shots to the midsection. The shots penetrated the body from left to right, both the section and leave openings were distinguished.

The Italian representative passed on an hour later in the medical clinic of the UN MONUSCO mission in Goma. From the second thediplomatic was shot to that he showed up at the clinic in Goma, where he kicked the bucket, 50 minutes have passed. A long and urgent time in which maybe he might have been saved. “These are the expressions of Rocco Leone, head of the UN program of the World Food Program, who was a couple of meters from the guard assaulted in Congo, in which Ambassador Luca Attanasio and the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci lost their lives.

Leone endure in light of the fact that, as announced by the Italian”La Repubblica”, he was abandoned. At the point when the Kalashnikovs began shooting, the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci attempted to respond. Maybe he even attempted to shield Ambassador Luca Attanasio, in an outrageous and vain offer of assurance. On the two bodies, there are the signs of five shots. Concerning the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci, who rather kicked the bucket immediately, was hit in the flank region and, at that point, at the base of the neck where a projectile from an AK47 Kalashnikov was distinguished. The body of the carabiniere has different breaks on the left lower arm. This recommends that the projectile that halted in the neck hit the cracked appendage first.

Regardless, ballistic assessments will explain whether the bodies were hit from close or far. What seems certain is that the two were shot during the shooting promptly following the seizing. As indicated by the public authority of Kinshasa — which blames the Hutus for the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) of endeavored abducting for blackmail purposes-the six attackers were equipped with “five Kalashnikovs and a blade”. In any case, similar programmed rifles would likewise be provided to the gatekeepers of the public park where the trap occurred. Therefore, the Italian Special Scientific Forces “Ros”, in Goma since Wednesday, proposed to check the officers’ weapons and contrast them with the slug found in Iacovacci’s body and to those found on the guard’s vehicles.

The main reproductions brought the questioning up in Italy on safety efforts for representatives abroad. The Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, pronounced in Parliament that he had requested that the United Nations open an examination concerning the passing of the two comrades in Congo. Attanasio and Iacovacci were truth be told on an UN mission, specifically, the World Food Program (WFP), and it was United Nations’ duty to sort out satisfactory security. Numerous military expertswonder why the Italian diplomat and the carabiniere were going in an unarmoured vehicle, or more all why they didn’t wear an impenetrable vest, which might have saved their lives. The examination likewise kept the principal articulations from getting the Congolese president who quickly denounced Rwanda dissident gatherings, rushed proclamations maybe that could conceal different privileged insights in a nation effectively loaded with secrets.

Represetative Attanasio was one of the most youthful Italian negotiators, joined to values and in adoration with Africa. The Ambassador leaves 3 little youngsters and a spouse with whom he had opened a mission for the insurance of ladies and kids in the African country. Carabiner Iacovacci should get hitched next June. Their bodies were welcomed at the Rome Ciampino military air terminal by Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Minister Di Maio. Recently they got the state memorial service and celebrated as legends by the entire country in stun that requests truth and equity.