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Government official killed in southern Russia

Government official killed in southern Russia

A local Interior Ministry spokesman says one of its high-ranking officials has been shot and killed in a drive-by attack in a volatile southern Russian province.
Shamil Guseinov says Maj. Gen. Valery Lipinsky was shot by unknown assailants in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, on Monday.
Lipinsky, who died in hospital a few hours after the attack, was deputy head of the North Caucasus regional command of Interior Ministry troops.
Guseinov said Lipinsky's wife and the driver of the car they were slightly injured.
Killings of government officers and other violence plague Dagestan and surrounding regions.
An assistant to a local prosecutor was wounded in a separate drive-by shooting in nearby North Ossetia on Monday.


Updated : 2021-06-25 06:41 GMT+08:00