One Kyrghyz killed, another hurt in Moscow attack: media

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A Kyrghyz teenager was stabbed to death and and another injured during an attack near a subway station in northwestern Moscow, Interfax news agency reported Sunday, quoting police.

The source told Interfax that the knife attack occurred late Saturday.

"An 18-year-old Kyrghyz national was killed on the spot and his colleague was hospitalised with knife injuries to the chest," the source said, pointing out that the weapon used was a kitchen knife found on the scene.

Also Saturday assailants beat up a 25-year-old Uzbek in northeastern Moscow and ran way with his car which was later found completely burned nearby.

Racist attacks, often fatal, have increased in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Last year, nationalists killed 37 people and injured 382, said the report co-authored by Galina Kozhevnikova, a founder and director of the SOVA Center, an independent group that monitors hate crimes in Russia.

© 2011 AFP

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