BREAKING: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

BREAKING: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

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A leading Russian opposition politician, former deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.

An unidentified attacker shot Mr Nemtsov four times in central Moscow, a source in the law enforcement bodies told Russia’s Interfax news agency.

He was shot near the Kremlin while walking with a woman, according to Russian-language news website Meduza.

“Several people” had got out of a car and shot him, it added.

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Mr Nemtsov, 55, served as first deputy prime minister under the late President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. …

Falling out of favour with Yeltsin’s successor, Vladimir Putin, Mr Nemtsov became an outspoken opposition politician.

He was shot in the back with a pistol from a white car which fled the scene, Interfax’s source said.

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