WFP: Security protocols, leaks a focus of Congo probe

ROME (AP) — A U.N. investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Congo will look into whether security protocols were followed and whether information might have leaked to the unknown gunmen involved in the ambush. The attack killed Italy’s ambassador to Congo, his security escort and their Congolese driver.The deputy communications director of the World Food Program told an online briefing Friday that the Feb. 22 mission to bring the ambassador to a WFP school feeding program in eastern Congo had been in the works since 2020. Advance planning and security meetings as well as security briefings took place up to the moment the seven-member team took off from Goma, in Congo’s east, in a two-car convoy bound for the program in Rutshuru.