2 suspects arrested in Congo in Italian ambassador's death
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
Authorities in eastern Congo have arrested two men in connection with the killing of the Italian ambassador and two others nearly a year ago, though police said Tuesday that the prime suspect remains at large.
The suspects, who were presented to the province's military governor in front of journalists on Tuesday, apparently had planned to seek more than $1 million in ransom, authorities said.
It was not immediately known when the arrests took place or when a trial might begin. The chief suspect in the ambassador's killing, identified only as a man named Aspirant, remains at large, police said.
On Tuesday, police also presented four other men accused of attacking other humanitarian workers in the region.
Italy has formally asked the United Nations for an inquiry into what happened amid questions about whether the U.N. security arrangements were sufficient for the mission. The U.N. has said the road had been cleared for travel without security escorts or armored vehicles. The convoy was traveling from Goma to Rutshuru, where the ambassador was to visit a WFP project feeding students at a school.
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