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Last Updated: Monday, 14 May 2007, 13:45 GMT 14:45 UK
Football boss shot dead in Sofia
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Lokomotiv Plovdiv were Bulgaria's league champions in 2004
The president of a leading Bulgarian football team, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, has been shot dead in a suburb of the capital, Sofia.

Police say Alexander Tasev, 45, was found with two bullet wounds in his head, in his black Mercedes car.

Mr Tasev owned a large import-export business.

The killing comes less than two years after the club's previous owner, Georgy Iliev, was shot dead by a sniper in a Black Sea resort.

Police linked the Iliev murder with rivalries between drug-trafficking gangs.


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