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Member of parliament murdered in Chechnya
The Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case on the murder of a member of Chechnya's parliament, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee reported.
"The Chechen Region investigative agency of the Russian Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case on the murder of a local parliamentary member under Article 105 part 2 point B and Article 222 part 1 (murder and illegal weapons trafficking) of the Russian Criminal Code," the committee reported.
According to preliminary reports, the parliamentary member was driving from home to work by car at about 8 a.m.
On the Achkhoi-Martanovsky district road unidentified attackers opened fire on the car, causing a crash in which the PM was killed.
"The site has been examined under the criminal case, and a forensic medical examination has been commissioned," the Investigative Committee added.
[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 25Aug17]
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