Russian diplomat in Berlin found dead on train track

A Russian diplomat who had posted in Berlin for nearly three years has been found dead on a train track, German police have confirmed to CNN. The diplomat, identified by French news agency AFP…

Russian diplomat in Berlin found dead on train track

A Russian diplomat who had posted in Berlin for nearly three years has been found dead on a train track, German police have confirmed to CNN.

The diplomat, identified by French news agency AFP as Anna Sergiukova, was found dead on Thursday in a train tunnel in Berlin and police found another Russian national wounded with stab wounds, AFP reported.

Sergiukova was a Russian First Secretary at the embassy in Berlin, and had recently been promoted to Second Secretary, according to a German Foreign Ministry press officer, Zsolt Bayer.

The two Russians had also been working together as students in Germany at the state-run Malmoe Technical University, AFP reported.

German police said there was no evidence to suggest that the two Russians were in danger. There was no evidence of a kidnapping or robbery.

On Monday morning, police believed that a car driven by a Russian was involved in a road accident near the Russian Embassy. The police on Wednesday determined that the car had been stolen in St. Petersburg on March 26.

Investigators suspect that the two Russians tried to help the car owner escape from his attackers.

Sergiukova was found dead on a train track a few hours later. The Russian embassy said Sergiukova died from natural causes.

German police told CNN it was too early to discuss the circumstances of her death.

German security forces suspect the two Russians had been in contact with the Islamic State group, a German police spokeswoman told CNN.

The name of the wounded man also appears on Interpol’s wanted list but it could not be confirmed who he was or whether he was one of the two Russians.

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