Slain Russian reporters were investigating private military contractors, mining in Central African Republic

MOSCOW—Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) had been working on an investigation into Russian private military contractors and the mining industries there, their editor said Wednesday.

The reporters were killed in an ambush earlier in the week outside the town of Sibut in the CAR, according to local and Russian officials. CAR officials have only said that the reporters were found dead after being kidnapped by about 10 men wearing turbans and speaking only Arabic, but have yet to give further details.

Flowers are placed by portraits of slain journalists Alexander Rastorguyev, Kirill Radchenko and Orkhan Dzhemal, at the Russian journalists Union building in Moscow on Wednesday. Russian journalists who…

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