Alimsultan Alkhamatov

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Alimsultan Alkhamatov
Born c. 1965
Died 27 September 2009 (aged 44)
Moscow
Nationality Russian

Alimsultan Alkhamatov (c. 1965 – 27 September 2009) was a Russian politician and official from Dagestan. He was an ethnic Kumyk.[1]

Career[edit]

Alkhamatov was named acting Khasavyurt district head in 2005.[1] His term lasted until 27 September 2009 when he was killed in Moscow.[2]

Assassination[edit]

Alkhamatov went to Moscow to be with his 19-year-old son, who was undergoing another operation for injuries due to a car accident.[1] He was shot and killed in southwest Moscow at about 8:15 p.m. local time on 27 September 2009.[3] The attack also left his driver seriously wounded.[4] His assassination follows a string of high-profile killings in Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia in 2009.[4]

Alkhamatov, who was 44 years old, was reportedly the target of three prior assassination attempts.[4] Because of these, he had three armed bodyguards and armored Mercedes while in Moscow, but the security measures to protect him ultimately failed.[1] The first assassination attempt against him occurred at the beginning of 2005, shortly after the then Dagestani President Magomedali Magomedov appointed him acting Khasavyurt district head.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Murder of Dagestani District Chief and Top Police Official Raises Tensions in Republic". Eurasia Daily Monitor. The Jamestown Foundation. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gunmen kill Dagestan official in Moscow-Ifax". Reuters. Moscow. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Police confirm senior Dagestan official's murder in Moscow". Ria Novosti. Moscow. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Dagestan official shot in Moscow". BBC News. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009.