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Professional activity prime motive behind murder of Dagestani journalist

July 09, 2013, 11:19 UTC+3
A reporter and observer of the Novoye Delo daily was killed in the second assassination attempt
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MAKACHKALA, July 9 (Itar-Tass) - Investigators said professional activity is the prime motive behind the murder of journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev in Dagestan. Akhmednabiyev, a reporter and observer of the Novoye Delo daily, was killed in the second assassination attempt.

On January 11, 2013, Akhemnabiyev narrowly escaped the attempt on this life near his home in the village of Semender, suburban Makhachkala, as he was getting into a car. The probe into the attack failed to find any suspects. The victim repeatedly complained that he had received SMS messages with murder threats. He was also on the so-called list of persons to be shot and killed, which militants disseminated in Dagestan several years ago.

Unidentified gunmen fired at the journalist's car when he drove some 50 meters from his house in Semender at around 07:00, on Tuesday. A report said the gunmen were in a white Priora. Investigators are working at the scene.

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