Moscow deaths

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Five people have been killed in the latest outburst of criminal warfare to hit Moscow, once one of Europe's safest cities, Reuter reports from Moscow.

Three people were shot dead on Friday in the office of a commercial company while a fourth had been killed outside. All four were visiting the company. Police later found another corpse, a man who had been strangled. Two BMW cars were found abandoned near the office. Itar-Tass news agency said the deaths were probably linked to a pounds 67,000 debt the company was said to have run up.