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Leader of Russian Republic Narrowly Escapes Assassination

The leader of the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded next to his motorcade, officials said. The powerful explosion killed at least one person, apparently a suicide bomber, while wounding seven others. Murat M. Zyazikov, president of Ingushetia, the nominally autonomous republic that borders Chechnya, received minor injuries, including burns, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of suicide attacks in Russia, though a rare assassination attempt against an elected official. “This was another attempt to drag Ingushetia into the conflict zone, to expand the zone of hostilities and undermine stability in the North Caucasus as a whole,” Mr. Zyazikov, 46, told the Interfax news agency. Full Story

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