Morning Report: May 10, 2004

- Chechen president Kadyrov assassinated. (Various) Ahmad Kadyrov, the pro-Russian president of Chechnya appointed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, was killed on Sunday along with an uncertain number of other VIPs and citizens. A bomb planted at the Dynamo stadium in Grozny, the Chechen capital, exploded at 10:35am local time (0635 GMT) at a ceremony commemorating victory in WWII. Analysts say the assassination represents a devastating blow to prospects for peace in Chechnya. Chechen Prime Minister Sergei Abramov will take over as acting leader.
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