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Senior Ingushetia Official Dies After Attack

NAZRAN, Ingushetia -- The head of Ingushetia's Forensics and Investigations Center, Colonel Magomed Gadaborshev, has died of wounds sustained in a gun attack by insurgents earlier this week, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The attackers opened fire on Gadaborshev's car in the center of Nazran, Ingushetia's largest city, on July 7.

He had been in a coma since the incident.

Doctors pronounced him dead on July 9.

There have been several violent attacks against officials and police in Russia's Republic of Ingushetia in recent weeks, including a car bomb that severely injured the republic's president, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, on June 22.