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Japanese Man Dead in Siberia

A tourist from Japan has been found murdered in the Zabaikalsky region in Siberia, investigators said Wednesday.

The 31-year-old tourist, whose identity was not immediately revealed, was traveling around Russia on his Suzuki motorbike. He set up a tent on the side of a road near the village of Zhipkhegen when he was attacked by an unknown assailant sometime late Monday, the Investigative Committee said.

His body was found the next day with more than 30 stab wounds, the statement said. The motive does not appear to be robbery, as the victim's belongings, including his motorbike, cell phone and money, were left at the crime scene.

(MT)

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