Deputy Mufti shot dead in Vladikavkaza
Deputy Mufti of North Ossetia and local Imam Rasul Gamzatov was shot dead last night in Vladikavkaz, RIA Novosti reports.
The cleric was attacked near his home at midnight. An unknown attacker took seven shots at him and Gamzatov died at the scene.
The police have started an investigation into the case.
North Ossetia's Mufti Gadzhimurat Gatsalov believes his deputy was killed by the same people who killed Gamzatov's predecessor, Imam Ibragim Dudarov.
"Why there is no investigation into this crime? Who was interested in the death of the imam?" the Mufti asked.