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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mob Suspect Killed

MADRID, Spain -- A man suspected by police of being the "godfather" of the Russian mafia operating in southern Spain was killed over the weekend by unidentified gunmen, a Spanish newspaper reported Monday.

The man was shot twice in the head Sunday morning as he slept in his villa in the luxury beach resort of Marbella, the daily El Mundo said.

Sources close to the Spanish investigation were quoted as saying the murder appeared to be a "cold-blooded settling of accounts."

The attack was carried out by at least two people, and police had no early leads on suspects, the newspaper reported.