Mayor of Vladikavkaz shot dead

The mayor of Vladikavkaz, capital of Russia’s North Ossetia, Vitaly Karayev, has been shot dead. Karayev died in hospital after being shot to the heart, apparently by a sniper, on his home street. Karayev’s deputy, Mairam Tamayev, was injured on 22 October 2008, when a bomb planted under his car went off. Investigators believe the attack was a warning to Tamayev.

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