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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Prosecutor Killed

MOSCOW -- Four masked attackers burst into the home of a deputy prosecutor in southern Russia and gunned him down, Itar-Tass said Friday.

The gunmen shot and killed Vyacheslav Zhukov with pistols and chained his wife to a radiator Thursday night.

Zhukov was the deputy prosecutor in the Stavropol region city of Yessentuki, Itar-Tass said. Police said his killing was possibly connected to his investigation into several "notorious cases" in the region, according to Itar-Tass.