Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and a Carabiniere were killed in an attack on their convoy at Goma in the African country on Monday, well-informed sources said, Ann.az reports citing ANSA.
The nature of the attack is not yet clear.
Attanasio died in hospital, sources said.
The envoy's car was part of a MONUSCO UN peacekeeping mission convoy including the EU's delegation chief, sources said.
The Italian foreign ministry confirmed the killings of Atanasio and the Carabiniere with "deep grief".