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In Kabardino-Balkaria commemorate rangers

November 7 2007

Today in the Kabardino-Balkaria, a day of mourning in connection with the murder Chegem area nine hunters and gamekeepers.

Decree declaring November 7 a day of mourning for the tragic events signed by the head of the republic, the press service of the President of the Republic Arsen Kanokov. "While expressing grief for the victims and condolences to their families and friends, I resolve: to declare Nov. 7, 2007 day of mourning in Kabardino-Balkaria. In a day of mourning throughout the country lowered the national flags of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic", - stated in the decree.

The President suggested that broadcasters and cultural institutions to cancel a day of mourning entertainment and activities. By the same decree Republican government entrusted to take measures to assist the bereaved families.

Body gamekeepers and hunters were found on 4 November in the dugout, located in a wooded area, 5 km from the village Lechinkay Chegem area of the CBD. "Their bodies were found in the dugout militants with their hands tied and gunshot wounds to the back of the head" - told Interfax a source in law enforcement agencies.

Into the killing of Nalchik Interdistrict Investigation Department of the Investigative Division of the Prosecutor's Office opened a criminal investigation of the CBD of art. 105 (murder) of the Criminal Code. "We consider all versions of the incident. But most likely that the hunters and game wardens killed the militants, whom they unwittingly encountered," - said a spokesman for the prosecutor's office.

Source Agency in law enforcement KBR said that the reason for killing the hunters could be that the gunmen took them for the representatives of power structures. "They were wearing camouflage clothing and on two" UAZah. "Probably, the gunmen took them for police or military, however, and shot" - he explained.

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