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Muslim cleric killed in Russia's Dagestan

A Muslim cleric in Russia's restive Dagestan was shot dead in an ambush, investigators said Sunday, the latest in a string of murders of moderate religious figures in a province plagued by an Islamist insurgency. Gunmen opened fire on 66-year-old Ilyas Ilyasov on Saturday as he was getting into his car near his home in Makhachkala, the largest city in the region, Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement. Ilyasov died on the spot, while his driver was injured and hospitalised, investigators said.

US team questions Boston suspects' parents in Dagestan

A US delegation including FBI agents interviewed the parents of the Boston marathon bombing suspects in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan, but were told the two brothers had not contacted local Islamist groups, officials said Wednesday. The parents of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are currently living in Dagestan, an overwhelmingly Muslim region on the Caspian Sea where the family briefly lived before leaving for the United States.

US team questions Boston suspects' parents in Dagestan

A delegation from the US embassy in Moscow interviewed the parents of the Boston marathon bombing suspects in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan, but were told the two brothers had not contacted local Islamist groups, officials said Wednesday. The parents of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are currently living in Dagestan, an overwhelmingly Muslim region on the Caspian Sea where the family briefly lived before leaving for the United States.
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