Head of major Russian Caucasus company 'shot dead'

15th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

A sniper killed a CEO of a key cement producer in Russia's North Caucasus region Karachayevo Cherkessia by shooting him in the eye in an apparent contract killing, a report said Tuesday.

Zaur Zeushev was the head of Kavkazcement, a subsidiary of the holding Eurocement group, for seven years. This was the third assassination attempt since summer of 2010.

He was stepping out of his car Monday evening to go to his house when the killer fired three shots, with one fatally wounding him in the eye, said Kommersant daily.

The report quoted investigators as saying it was a contract killing connected with Zeushev's professional work.

© 2011 AFP

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