Top Organised Crime Fighter Murdered In Russia.

The top policeman, in charge of fighting organised crime in a region of southern Russia, has been murdered in a street gunbattle.

Anatoly Kyarov was travelling in a car in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria region, when armed assailants opened fire.

A senior detective was also killed, and another officer was injured.

A local police spokesman said there was an exchange of gunfire on the street, but the police were heavily outgunned by the attackers.