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Ex-mayor killed in Russia's volatile south

Ex-mayor killed in Russia's volatile south

Police say unidentified gunmen have shot and killed the former mayor of a provincial capital in Russia's North Caucasus.
The Russian Interior Ministry's branch for the province of North Ossetia says Kazbek Pagiyev has died of multiple gunshot wounds. It says Pagiyev's driver also was killed in Wednesday's attack in Vladikavkaz.
Pagiyev previously worked as mayor of Vladikavkaz, the North Ossetian capital.
Chechnya and neighboring provinces in Russia's North Caucasus has been troubled by violence linked to rebels based in Chechnya, a police crackdown on Islamic militancy, clan rivalries and internal power struggles.


Updated : 2021-05-08 01:06 GMT+08:00