A police officer has been found dead in a car in Chechnya’s Shalinsky district, a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
The officer’s body, bearing gunshot wounds to the chest, was discovered on Wednesday evening in the trunk of a vehicle near the village of Belgatoi.
The source also said the officer’s weapon was missing.
Chechnya, which has seen two brutal wars since the split-up of the Soviet Union, has experienced a period of relative calm recently.
However, the North Caucasus region remains extremely volatile and militant attacks are an almost daily occurrence in neighboring Dagestan and Ingushetia.
MOSCOW, September 16 (RIA Novosti)