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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Prosecutor's Son Killed

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- The son of Tajikistan's prosecutor general was gunned down in a gangland-style slaying on the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe, officials said.

Bakhtier Sharopov, a 31-year-old businessman, died on the spot after unknown attackers opened fire with machine guns on his car from another vehicle Friday night. His driver was wounded and hospitalized, the Tajik Interior Ministry said Saturday. The killers fled the scene.

It was not immediately clear whether the assassination was linked to Bakhtier Sharopov's commercial activities or had something to do with his father, said the report, cited by Itar-Tass and Interfax.