Ex-mayor killed in Caucasus attack

Kazbek Pagiyev targeted weeks after his successor was assassinated in North Ossetia.

    Pagiyev resigned last week from his post as the region's deputy prime minister [AFP]

    He was replaced by Vitaly Karayev, who was killed by an armed man last month.

    Provinces in Russia's north Caucasus have been troubled by unrest linked to fighters based in the neighbouring province of Chechnya, a police crackdown on clan rivalries and internal power struggles.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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