Congo police detain suspects linked to Italian ambassador’s killing
22 January 2022 | 4:25 pm
Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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