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Russia's spy agency denies tie to death of ex-Chechen president

Russia’s spy agency denied Chechen rebel accusations that it was involved in the death of the war-torn republic’s former president Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev after he was killed in a car bombing in Qatar. The 51-year-old, whose extradition Russia had demanded from Qatar, was killed and his 13-year-old son wounded when a bomb blast targeted their car as they returned from weekly prayers Friday at a Doha mosque, an interior ministry source told the official QNA news agency. Hours after the attack, reports of which topped Russian news programs, a spokesman for the SVR foreign intelligence service denied any involvement in the blast. The service “has not taken part in such actions since 1959,” when a Soviet KGB agent in Munich assassinated Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist, Boris Labusov, a spokesman for the SVR foreign intelligence service, was quoted as saying by ITAR-TASS. Full Story

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