6th suspect in Nemtsov’s killing blows himself up


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Boris Nemtsov | Photo by Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

A sixth suspect in the murder of top Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov blew himself up after a standoff with police in the capital of the Chechen Republic. Quoting state-run television, CNN reports Beslan Shavanov, 30, was holed up in a building in Grozny, threw a grenade at police officers before blowing himself up. The news came as Russian authorities said two out 5 other suspects have been formally charged. Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics, was shot in the back on a Moscow bridge in February. The slain opposition leader’s daughter, Zhanna Nemtsova said Putin shares “political responsibility” for her father’s assassination and said she doesn’t believe in the official investigation.

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