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Russia Ingush Leader's Relative Dies Of Bomb Wounds

The site of the suicide bomb attack
MOSCOW (Reuters) -- A relative of the head of Russia's Ingushetia region, who was accompanying him when their convoy was hit by suicide bomb attack, died of his wounds on June 27, Russian news agencies reported.

Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov was himself badly wounded in the June 22 assassination attempt when a suicide bomber detonated a huge bomb that destroying his armoured car.

Agencies quoted Ingush hospital doctors as saying, Ramzan Yevkurov, 34, a cousin of the Ingush leader who was driving the car, died of multiple wounds.

The Ingush leader's brother was also wounded.

Yevkurov is being treated in a Moscow hospital and spokesman Kaloi Akhilgov told RIA news agency that his condition was stable though he had not regained consciousness since the attack.

Ingushetia, a Muslim region bordering Chechnya, is one of the main centres of violence along Russia's turbulent southern flank. Security forces say it is providing a foothold for global networks of Islamist militants.