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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Murder in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- A prominent surgeon and his wife were stabbed to death at their apartment in Tajikistan, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Police found the couple, Dr. Ivan Lipatov and his wife, Sharaf Bonu Turdiyeva, lying wounded in a pool of blood at their home in the capital Dushanbe late Sunday.

The couple died later at a city hospital, officials said. Police said the couple apparently were attacked during a botched robbery.