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Dublin gun victim ‘set up pal’s murder’

Killed: Hamid Sanambar
Killed: Hamid Sanambar

By Ken Foy

A 41-year-old criminal became the third man to be shot dead in Dublin in less than one week after he was blasted five times in the head outside the home of a 22-year-old drug dealer who was murdered last week.

The victim of the latest gun murder was Hamid Sanambar, an Iranian asylum seeker closely connected to Sean Little who was shot dead in Balbriggan on Tuesday night last week.

Detectives were last night probing if Sanambar, who was shot dead in the front garden of a house in the Kilmore area of Coolock, was killed in a revenge attack for Little's murder.

It is believed he was considered a 'Judas' for setting up his pal and gardai believe a "very close associate" of Little organised Sanambar's murder.

"Gardai are confident that Sanambar was the last person to see Little alive last Tuesday," a senior source said last night.

"He had been spending days mourning with Little's family at their home in Kilmore but as the days went on, Little's associates began to suspect him for actually setting him up and killing him so obviously someone decided to take him out in a revenge attack," the source added. Gardai said three men wearing balaclavas carried out the murder.

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