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Unknown Attackers Kill Lawmaker, Driver In Russia's Daghestan

A lawmaker in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan has been killed by unknown attackers.

Daghestani law enforcement officials say the assailants opened fire at Musa Islavov's car on April 17, killing him and severely injuring his driver, who died later in hospital.

The attackers escaped. No immediate motive for the killing is known.

Islavov had survived at least one previous assassination attempt.

Daghestan has been plagued by violence linked to Islamic extremism and organized crime for years.

Militants frequently target police, local officials, and moderate Muslims.
Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS