by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Mediterranean
Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio and the carabiniere Vittorio Iacovacci, who was in the convoy with the diplomat, were killed. The soldier was 30 years old, he was on duty at the Italian embassy from September 2020.
It is with deep sorrow that the Farnesina, seat of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirms the death of the ambassador and a soldier from the Carabinieri: they were traveling on board a car in a MONUSCO convoy, the mission of the United Nations Organization for stabilization in the Republic Democratic of the Congo.
The ambassador was shot during the attack on the UN convoy in which he was traveling and died “following his injuries”, a high-ranking diplomat in Kinshasa told AFP. The attack was a ‘kidnapping attempt’, Virunga National Park rangers reveal, cited by various media outlets including the Jerusalem Post.
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became deputy director of a local newspaper and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East and military intelligence. He is a correspondent from Italy for the French news site Reseau International.
He worked many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator