Report: Foe of pro-Moscow Chechnya leader shot in Dubai

Sulim Yamadayev, a bitter opponent of the Moscow-backed leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, has been badly wounded in an assassination attempt in the United Arab Emirates, Russian newspapers said on Monday.


Former rebel chief Yamadayev challenged Kadyrov for control of Chechen security forces until last year when he was dismissed from the command of an elite battalion and forced to flee. (Reuters)