A high-ranking diplomatic source in Kinshasa told AFP that Ambassador Luca Atanazio “died of his wounds.”
The army spokesman in North Kivu, Major Guillaume Dyck, confirmed to France Press that two other people were killed in the attack, without identifying the two victims.
For its part, the Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed in a statement that its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a member of the Italian military police were killed in an attack on a UN convoy in the east of the country.
Earlier, 11 people were killed in rebel attacks on military sites in the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
An official toll revealed that 6 rebels were killed in two attacks by militants targeting two military sites in “Lubumbashi”, the second largest city. Democratic Republic of the Congo.
It is said that Lubumbashi is the capital Katanga region It is rich in minerals and witnesses frequent infiltrations by militants belonging to separatist militias.