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MOSCOW, July 19 (Itar-Tass) – Tatarstan’s deputy mufti Valiulla Yakupov has been killed in Kazan. Spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass that “at about 10:00 a.m. today at the entrance to a house in Zarya Kazani Street an unidentified person fired several firearms at deputy mufti of Tatarstan Valiulla Yakupov, 64, who died of gunshot wounds in his car.”
According to preliminary information, the murder was committed near the house where the deputy mufti lived.
“The SK investigation agencies for the Republic of Tatarstan opened a criminal case under Article 105 of the RF Criminal Code (murder),” the official said.
A police investigation team has been working on the scene, ascertaining all the circumstances of the crime.
The Interior Ministry of Tatarstan specified that Yakupov was head of the educational department of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Tatarstan. Earlier, he was deputy mufti of the republic.