Gunmen kill spokesman of Dagestan leader: reports

28th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed the spokesman of the leader of Russia's unrest-plagued Caucasus region of Dagestan, reports said.

The attackers fired on the car of Garun Kurbanov, the head of the press service of Dagestan leader Magomedsalam Magomedov just after 8:00 am (0400 GMT), the Interfax news agency reported.

His driver was also killed, the ITAR-TASS news agency said.

Like the other regions of Russia's largely Muslim Northern Caucasus, Dagestan has been battling almost daily attacks by Islamist insurgents which have claimed dozens of lives among security forces and civilians.

© 2011 AFP

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