High official killed in Russia’s Southern republic
Sixty-two-year-old Aushev was shot at in the Center-Kamaz district in the town of Nazran at around 6:30 PM Moscow time (2.30 PM GMT). He was in his car when it came under fire by several gunmen. Aushev received multiple injuries and died on the way to hospital, a source at the Russian Prosecutor’s Office Investigative Committee, Ingushetian Office, told Interfax news agency.
The assailants left right after the attack in a car. A team of investigators are working at the scene. Measures are being taken to search for and detain the attackers.
For a long time Aushev served as deputy head of Ingushetia’s government, Ingushetia's Interior Ministry said. Recently he had worked as a governmental official. During Ruslan Aushev’s presidency in the 1990s he served as Ingushetia’s Interior Minister.