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12 Jan, 2008 20:12

Police chief shot dead in North Caucasus

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 

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.