Youths kill Kyrgyz man in Moscow

13th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

A gang of more than 15 youths attacked and killed a man from the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan in Moscow late Sunday, Interfax cited police sources as saying.

"A group of youths numbering more than 15 people, including a young woman, suddenly jumped on a passerby of Asiatic appearance for no apparent reason," the news agency quoted an unnamed official as saying.

"He was kicked and beaten. And at one point, one of the assailants knifed him in the spleen, resulting in the death," the official said.

The attack came just a day after some 5,000 ultranationlists joined football fans in a racism-tinged riot on central Moscow's Manezh Square.

Saturday's rally was initially called to protest the police handling of the killing of a soccer fan by a man from Russia's predominantly-Muslim North Caucasus region.

But it soon unravelled into far-right chants and Nazi salutes, with the violence briefly spilling into a Moscow underground metro station.

© 2010 AFP

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