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Ingushetia Says Two Of President's Attackers Killed


Ingushetia President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov in a Moscow hospital nearly two months after the attack.

Ingushetia President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov in a Moscow hospital nearly two months after the attack.

MAGAS, Ingushetia -- Ingushetia's prosecutor-general has said those involved in the June attack against President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov have been identified and in at least two cases killed, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Yury Turygin told a Council of Europe delegation that two organizers of the assassination attempt were killed several days after the June 22 attack.

Turygin said investigators have filed additional evidence proving that those two alleged insurgents, identified only as Aliev and Batygov, were involved in other crimes, including the assassination of the deputy chairwoman of Ingushetia's Supreme Court, Aza Gazgireyeva on June 10.

But Turygin added that the individuals who ordered the attack on Yevkurov have not been found.

Yevkurov was severely wounded in the assassination attempt in Nazran, Ingushetia's largest city, which killed four others.

He was treated in Moscow and returned to Ingushetia last month.
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