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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chief Prosecutor Killed

MOSCOW -- The chief prosecutor of an oil-rich Siberian province was shot to death in the stairway of his apartment building, officials said Wednesday.

An unidentified attacker shot Yury Bederin, chief prosecutor of the Khanty-Mansiisk region, several times with a pistol Tuesday after Bederin left his apartment in the regional capital, the Prosecutor General's Office said in Moscow.

Investigators suggested the killing was a contract hit.