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    Unknown assailants shot dead a local administration official and his son on Saturday evening in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, a spokesman for investigators told RIA Novosti.

    MOSCOW, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - Unknown assailants shot dead a local administration official and his son on Saturday evening in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, a spokesman for investigators told RIA Novosti.

    Ali Artamov, the top official in eastern Chechnya's Stary Achkhoi, and his 19-year-old son, who was working as security for his father, were killed by two gunmen as they were returning from work by car.

    The official died immediately of his injuries and his son died on the way to hospital.

    A search for the killers is underway.

     

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