Car bomb kills top regional Russia official - Police
( 2003-08-27 14:05) (Agencies)
A top official in a southern Russia region near
rebel Chechnya was killed on Wednesday by a car bomb, police said.
A police spokeswoman, reached by telephone said Magomedsalikh Gusayev,
regional minister for national policy, information and external relations in
Dagestan which borders Chechnya, died immediately in the blast.
Interfax news agency said the explosion occurred in the morning as Gusayev's
car drove away from his home in Makhachkala, the regional capital. Gusayev's
driver survived and was being questioned by police, it said.