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Soviet adviser shot by Afghan rebels

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Susan Garland / April 21, 1982



Islamabad, Pakistan

Seven months after he was kidnapped and offered as ransom for 50 captive Afghan rebels, a Soviet minerals adviser, M. Okrimyuk, was executed by an a rebel firing squad, rebel sources said. Mr. Okrimyuk was kidnapped in Kabul in September 1981. His execution in mid-March ended months of negotiations for his release through the International Red Cross.

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