Idris Kadyrov, 50, an authorised representative of the candidate to the State Duma deputies Ahmar Zavgayev was killed in the Vedeno district of Chechnya.
A spokesman for the election staff of the candidate in the single-mandate Chechen electoral district says that the tragedy took place on Friday morning in the village of Dyshno-Vedeno.
According to the source, Idris Kadyrov actively participated in the candidate's election campaign.
The election staff spokesman says that this tragedy proves that the militants are using all means to thwart the forthcoming elections to the State Duma and not to allow "the man who is helping to restore peaceful life in the republic and to restore its economy to be elected to the Duma".
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