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Head of Russian-controlled Ukrainian town killed in car bomb

The Russian-installed head of the Ukrainian town of Mykhailivka in the Russian-controlled part of Zaporizhzhia region was killed in a car bomb on Tuesday, an official in the region's Russian-backed administration said.

Writing on Telegram, Zaporizhzhia region administration member Vladimir Rogov said that Mykhailivka head Ivan Sushko had been critically injured when a bomb placed under his car exploded, and died shortly afterwards in hospital.

Mykhailivka has a population of 11,000.

It is the latest in a series of assassinations of Russian-installed officials in occupied areas of Ukraine. In neighboring Kherson region, the deputy head of the town of Novaya Kakhovka was shot dead in his home on August 6.

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