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Mayor's Relative In Daghestan Shot Dead

KHASAVYURT, Daghestan -- The nephew of Khasavyurt Mayor Saigidpasha Umakhanov was killed on April 28 in the volatile Russian republic of Daghestan, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Officials of Daghestan's Interior Ministry said that unknown assailants gunned down Magomedkhabib Umakhanov as he was driving in his car in the evening.

An investigation is under way.

There have been numerous killings of police and other officials in Daghestan in recent years.