Abkhazian minister shot dead

January 27th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Sukhumi, Jan 27 (RIA Novosti) Abkhazia’s deputy interior minister, Zakan Dzhugelia, was shot dead in a cafe here, Abkhazian Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba has said. He said Dzhugelia was shot dead Monday evening in a cafe in the centre of the city by an unknown assailant who used a shotgun, adding that law enforcement officials believe the killing was connected to his work.

“According to unconfirmed information, an unknown assailant entered the Kiki cafe and fired several shots at Dzhugelia,” a source said.

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