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12 Jan, 2008 20:12

Police chief shot dead in North Caucasus

The head of a police department for combating organised crime in Russia's Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria has been killed. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Anatoly Kyarov in the capital of the North Caucasian republic – Nalchik 
Police chief shot dead in  North Caucasus

Kyarov was wounded and died in hospital.  His colleague, who was inside the car, was killed and another three people at the site were wounded.

A hunt for the killers is underway.