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Afghan national killed in Moscow

MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - An Afghan national was stabbed to death in eastern Moscow, a police source said Tuesday.

The attack occurred Monday, when an unidentified assailant stabbed the 32-year-old Afghan in the stomach, the victim was rushed to hospital for urgent surgery, but died later in intensive care.

Policemen are searching for the attacker and criminal proceedings have been launched.

People with non-Slavic features have been victims of frequent attacks in apparently racially motivated crimes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and in many cases in the Central Russian city of Voronezh, which are home to numerous universities with foreign students.

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