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Last Updated: Friday, 27 July 2007, 16:47 GMT 17:47 UK
Dagestan bomb kills Muslim cleric
Wreckage of Dagestan deputy mufti's car
It is not yet clear who was behind the attack
A car bomb blast has killed a senior Muslim cleric in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan.

The deputy mufti of Dagestan's central mosque, Kurbanmagomed Ramazanov, and his brother Abdulla were killed.

The explosion happened late on Thursday in the republic's capital, Makhachkala. A third man in the car was injured.

Dagestan lies next to volatile Chechnya in the North Caucasus and is the scene of frequent attacks by criminals or Islamist militants.




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