GROZNY, Russia, April 6 (UPI) -- Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said Monday he thinks his father's killer has been killed.
Kadyrov said he believes former military commander Sulim Yamadayev, who was assassinated March 28 in the United Arab Emirates, was responsible for the death of his father, Akhmad Kadyrov, a former Chechen leader himself, RIA Novosti reported.
"I have 70 percent proof that he was involved in the killing of my father, particularly as he tried twice to kill me, and wanted to poison a lake at my (Gudermes) residence on the day of my inauguration -- I have witnesses," Kadyrov told reporters.
Kadyrov previously had accused Yamadayev of being involved in other killings and kidnappings.
Akhmad Kadyrov died in an explosion May 9, 2004, in a stadium during a World War II memorial parade. Fifteen other people died in the attack.
Yamadayev, 35, who commanded an elite battalion in Chechnya until his dismissal last August, was shot by a gunman in an underground parking lot of the Dubai apartment building where he lived.
Yamadayev's brother, Ruslan, an ex-member of the Russian parliament's lower house, was gunned down in Moscow last September.