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Senior Judge Killed In Attack In Daghestan

A senior judge in Russia's restive North Caucasus republic of Daghestan has been killed along with his son in a shooting attack.

Daghestan Supreme Court Judge Mukhtar Shapiyev and his son were gravely wounded when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle in the capital, Makhachkala, on September 25. They both died later in hospital.

It is the second killing of a judge at Daghestan's highest court in less than a year.

Another Supreme Court judge, Magomed Magomedov, was killed in January.

Daghestan has been plagued by violence linked to Islamic extremism and organized crime for years. Attacks frequently target police and local officials.

Based on reporting by Interfax, ITAR-TASS, and Reuters

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