A prominent journalist in Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus has died from wounds received in an attack overnight.
Police say Telman Abdulla Alishayev was attacked by unidentified assailants.
He is the second Russian journalist to die since Sunday in Russia’s turbulent southern region.
In nearby Ingushetia police used batons to break up an anti-government protest over the death in police custody of opposition journalist Magomed Yevloyev.
Officials claim he was shot dead when he lunged for a police officer’s gun but human rights organisations say they do not believe the police version of events and claim he was assassinated to snuff out dissent in the region.
Bombings, killings and police crackdowns have gripped Ingushetia over the past year and analysts say the instability could spread.