MAKHACHKALA, December 16 (Itar-Tass) —— The founder of an independent newspaper in Dagestan was shot and killed on Thursday and gunmen also abducted a jeweler in the volatile North Caucasus republic.
Police told Tass Gadzhimurad Kamalov, the founder and director general of the independent republican newspaper Chernovik was killed close to midnight neat the premises of the newspaper in Makhachkala. The gunmen fled after the attack.
Also late on Thursday the director of the Bronnitsky Jewelry shop, Alexander Misrikhanov, was abducted in Makhachkala. Police quoted eye witnesses as saying he was forced into a car and taken away.
Police are investigating both attacks.