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Russian banker gunned down in ‘assassination attempt’ in London

WILL STEWART and ROB COOPER
DailyMail [1]
Friday, March 23, 2012

A Russian banker is in a coma today after being shot in a suspected assassination in London.

German Gorbuntsov, an exile in Britain, is in a critical condition in hospital, after being shot several times.

The 45-year-old’s friends fear a contract bid possibly originating in war-ravaged Chechnya was made to silence him as a witness in a high profile attempted murder case in Moscow.

A man with a submachine gun opened fire as Mr Gorbuntsov entered a block of flats near Canary Wharf in the heart of the capital’s financial district, according to reports.

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