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Yunus-Bek Yevkurov

About Yunus-Bek Yevkurov

Yunus-Bek Yevkurov is the head of Russia's Muslim region of Ingushetia. On June 22, 2009, Yevkurov is seriously injured in an assassination bid on his life. A bomb installed in a parked exploded as his convoy drove past on his way to work. President Dmitry Medvedev condemning the incident asked the chiefs of the Interior Ministry and the FSB Security Service to do a full investigation on the incident. Doctors who treated on Yevkurov said he is out of danger. A press release said Yevkurov had a injury of 'medium gravity' and that he is conscious.

Professional Biography

Yevkurov served as the commander of Russian troops who took control of Pristina airport in Kosovo in 1999 after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia to secure Russia's presence in the region before NATO forces arrived.

As head of Ingushetia region

Yevkurov is appointed as the head of Ingushetia in October 2008 replacing former secret police officer Murat Zyazikov, who was blamed by critics for failing to calm a deepening insurgency.

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