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Kyrgyzstan Seeks Thorough Probe Of Kyrgyz Man's Killing In Moscow

The Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow has asked Russian law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the recent killing of a Kyrgyz citizen in the Russian capital.

Embassy officials said on August 15 that the body of the slainKyrgyz man -- identified only as A.T. Munduzov, born in 1980 and a native of Kyrgyzstan’s southern region of Osh -- would be transported to Kyrgyzstan soon.

Russian media reports said earlier that several young men rushed into a shop in Moscow on August 12 and stabbed a 36-year-old Kyrgyz man and the shop owner, a 69-year-old ethnic Armenian man to death.

Another man who tried to assist the victims was injured and is currently hospitalized.

People from Central Asia and the Caucasus are often harassed or assaulted by ultranationalists in Russia.