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Reports: Local election chief in Siberian city suffers knife attack

Reports: Local election chief in Siberian city suffers knife attack

Knife-wielding assailants severely wounded the local election chief in a Siberian city on Thursday just days ahead of municipal elections, news reports said.
Valentina Mazina, head of Angarsk's Electoral Commission, had been due to go to court Thursday to testify at a hearing on removing a candidate from the weekend elections, the NTV television station reported.
The assailants waited for the election chief outside the entrance to her apartment building and stabbed her repeatedly, the Interfax news agency quoted a municipal official as saying.
"She is in intensive care and doctors are trying to save her life," the official said.


Updated : 2021-04-23 21:16 GMT+08:00