Minister murdered in Ingushetia

Another assassination has taken place in the unstable Caucasus region of southern Russia. The Ingushetian construction minister Ruslan Amerkhanov was shot dead by two unknown gunman this morning who walked into his office in Magas not far from the capital, and opened fire.

Ingushetia is suffering from a rebellion by Islamic fundamentalists and has become the most violent of Russia’s southern republics. In June the president was seriously injured when his convoy was caught in a suicide attack, and he only left hospital yesterday.

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