N.Caucasus Investigator Survives Murder Attempt

A federal investigator was injured when his car came under fire in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, the Investigative Committee said on Saturday.

Two unidentified assailants fired on his car with automatic weapons, injuring the officer in the ear.

The attack comes after two law enforcement officers were killed in the republic on Friday. Unknown assailants shot dead a traffic police officer, 26, in the republic’s capital, Nalchik, as he was returning home after duty.

An hour later the body of a senior investigator was discovered in his car with gunshot wounds. The investigator, 31, had worked at a major crimes unit, investigating in particular attacks on law enforcement and military officials.

On Friday evening, a traffic police officer was killed in the neighboring republic of Dagestan. An unidentified assailant fired several shots at the police officer in the central of the republic’s capital, Makhachkala.


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