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JBR shooting an assassination attempt

JBR shooting an assassination attempt

It clearly didn’t work. Sulim Yamadayev is in ICU at a Dubai-hospital after being shot in a Dubai parking lot.

March 30, 2009 3:11 by

Sulim Yamadayev, identified by WAM as Suleyman Madov, is under observation in a Dubai hospital after being shot by an unknown gunman at a parking lot in Jumeirah Beach Residence, reports Reuters.

On March 28, the day of the shooting, WAM reported that Yamadayev had been shot and killed: “The murdered individual, identified as Sulaiman Madov, a Chechen born in 1973, was assassinated at the parking lot of the building where he lives.”

Dubai Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim said the man was under close observation before the assassination attempt.

The Dubai police did not confirm if the wounded man is Yamadayev.

Yamadayev’s brother, however, confirmed to Moskovsky Komsomolets daily on Sunday that “Sulim is in a bad state, unconscious and no one is allowed to see him. But I think he will escape death. I hope so…”

Sulim Yamadayev is an outspoken rival of the Moscow-backed leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Yamadayev challenged Kadyrov for control of the republic’s security forces, but was forced to flee last year when he was dismissed from the army as Vostok commander of a specialized battalion after being accused of being party to kidnapping and illegal arrests.

Media reports suggest Kadyrov may be behind the attempted assassination, the second accusation against the leader in seven months. In September 2008, Kadyrov was accused of murdering Yamadayev’s brother, Ruslan, in central Moscow. He denied the charge.

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