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An attempt at former Grozny mayor Supyan Makhchayev investigated

The Chechen prosecutor's office has solved the attempt on former Grozny Mayor Supyan Makhchayev's life. On May 29, 2000, the Grozny mayor's automobile was blown up by a landmine and fired upon. Makhchayev himself was injured, but deputy Russian government envoy to Chechnya Sergei Zverev and Grozny mayor's aide Seda Khambiyeva died on the spot, Interfax reports. One Varayev, a supposed direct perpetrator of the terrorist attack, was detained, the Chechen prosecutor's office told Interfax on Saturday. "The detainee's guilt has been absolutely proved, and the case has been forwarded to court," the prosecutor's office said.