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Bulgarian Tycoon Gunned Down in Sofia

A prominent Bulgarian billionaire has been shot dead in the capital Sofia, a day after he testified in the murder trial of a former Prime Minister, Andrei Lukanov. Iliya Pavlov, the president of Bulgaria’s biggest industrial holding, MG Corporation, was shot on Friday afternoon outside his office and died shortly afterwards in hospital. “Iliya Pavlov was killed by a single bullet that hit close to his heart,” Bulgarian Interior Minister Georgi Petkanov said, adding that his several bodyguards were unhurt. Mr Pavlov, 43, was thought to be the richest man in Bulgaria, worth about $1.5bn (£933m). His company employs about 10,000 people. Full Story

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