Magomed Omarov (politician)

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Magomed Omarov
Deputy Interior Minister of Dagestan
In office
? – 2 February 2005
President Vladimir Putin
Personal details
Died 2 February 2005
Military service
Rank Major General

Magomed Omarov (Russian: Магомед Омаров; died 2 February 2005) was the deputy interior minister for the Russian Republic of Dagestan.


Omarov was a major general.[1] He was serving as a deputy to Dagestan's then interior minister late Adilgerei Magomedtagirov.[2]


Omarov survived an assassination attempt in May 2003 in Makhachkala.[3] He was assassinated by gunmen on 2 February 2005 in Makhachkala.[2] He rushed to hospital after the attack and died there.[3] In the incident, three of his bodyguards were also killed.[2]

The assassination occurred a month after the government announced they prevented a "terrorist attack." Omarov had coordinated all major anti-insurgent operations in the republic and had narrowly escaped another assassination attempt in 2003.


  1. ^ "North Caucasus official shot dead". BBC. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "…And Dagestan's deputy interior minister is assassinated". North Caucasus Analysis. February 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Minister assassinated in Dagestan". Al Jazeera. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2012.