Top religious officials targeted in Tatarstan

The most senior Islamic official in Tatarstan region was wounded in a car bomb attack and his deputy was killed in a separate shooting on Thursday, law enforcement officials said.

Top religious officials targeted in Tatarstan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The most senior Islamic official in Tatarstan region was wounded in a car bomb attack and his deputy was killed in a separate shooting on Thursday, law enforcement officials said.

Tatarstan's mufti, Ildis Faizov, was hospitalised after the blast hit the vehicle he was in in Tatarstan's capital Kazan, the federal Investigative Committee said in a statement.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks in Kazan, about 735 km (450 miles) east of Moscow.

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