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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

St. Pete Official Targeted in Bombing




A bomb tore through a company car belonging to the head of a district accounting office in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Itar-Tass said.


No casualties were reported.


The car belonged to Dmitry Rumyantsev, 28, head of the Kolpinsky district accounting office, Itar-Tass quoted police as saying.


He has held the job for a year and is a candidate for membership in the liberal Yabloko party.


The report gave no possible motive for the attack or any other details


Dozens of St. Petersburg government officials and businessmen have been killed in recent years, many of them in apparent disputes over state property. The most notorious case was that of Mikhail Manevich, the city's privatization chief, who was gunned down in August 1997.


The deputy chairman of the city's Committee on Markets died Sept. 29 in an apparent contract killing.