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Rebellious Georgian General Gunned Down by Motorcycle Killers

Former general Roman Dumbadze was gunned down in Moscow Monday by assailants on a motorcycle.

A former general of Georgia's armed forces was gunned down by motorcycle assailants in Moscow Monday.

The two assailants drove alongside former General Roman Dumbadze as he walked along the Rublyovskoe Shosse, and after a brief exchange of words, the assailants shot Dumbadze twice — in the head and the abdomen, RIA-Novosti said, citing law enforcement sources. Dumbadze died at the scene.

A woman with Dumbadze at the time of the  said the assailants wore masks, LifeNews reported.

The motorcycle used by the attackers was later found abandoned at an intersection near the scene of the shooting.

Dumbadze gained notoriety after he switched allegiance during a conflict between Georgia and the autonomous Adzharia republic in 2004. He publicly declared allegiance to Aslan Abashidze, leader of the republic, and was later accused of rebellion and  sentenced to prison.

Dumbadze was freed as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Russia in 2008, and in 2010 became a citizen of Russia by an order from then-President Dmitry Medvedev.

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