The BBC is investigating the possibility that three of its journalists beaten up in Moscow had been deliberately targeted because of their work for the corporation, reported the Guardian.

A BBC World Service spokesman said it was “extremely concerned” by the “spate of attacks” on its journalists, all of whom were assaulted in separate incidents just before Russia’s parliamentary elections on Sunday.

The BBC is investigating the possibility that three of its journalists beaten up in Moscow had been deliberately targeted because of their work for the corporation, reported the Guardian.

A BBC World Service spokesman said it was “extremely concerned” by the “spate of attacks” on its journalists, all of whom were assaulted in separate incidents just before Russia’s parliamentary elections on Sunday.

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