Brother of Armenian ambassador to Iraq killed in Moscow - source

A close relative of the Armenian ambassador to Iraq was killed in central Moscow, a source in the law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Tuesday.

A close relative of the Armenian ambassador to Iraq was killed in central Moscow, a source in the law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Tuesday.

"According to tentative information, the man has been identified as the brother of the Armenian ambassador to Iraq," the source said.

Interfax currently does no have official comments on this information.

Sergei Stukalov, an official with the Investigations Committee's Department for Moscow, has neither confirmed nor denied this information, saying only that the investigators are inclined to believe the killing is connected to the man's business activities.

The press service for the Interior Ministry's Main Department for Moscow earlier told Interfax the body of a man with stab wounds had been found in Moscow's Novinsky Boulevard on Tuesday evening.

The Investigations Committee press service said a masked man had attacked a 50-year-old man near Lotte Plaza Hotel in Moscow's Novinsky Boulevard, inflicting numerous stab wounds on him and leaving the crime scene in a car.

A criminal case has been opened based on Article 105 of the Russian Criminal Code (murder).

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