Moscow, 31 May 2000 (RFE/RL) - Russian news agencies report today that two high-ranking Russian administrators in Chechnya were killed and another was wounded in a rebel attack. Interfax said deputy civilian administrator Sergei Zverev and the Moscow-appointed deputy mayor of Grozny, Nusreda Khabuseyeva, died when their car ran over a remote-controlled land mine. Interfax mentioned Grozny mayor Supyan Makhchayev was also in the car and suffered head injuries.
The agencies quote the press office of Russia's top civilian administrator in the region, Nikolai Koshman, as saying that rebels fired shots into the car after the mine explosion. The attack happened last night on the southern outskirts of Grozny.