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The man who founded Poland's SAS-style special forces unit GROM has been discovered dead at his Warsaw home with bullet wounds to the head.

Brigadier General Slawomir Petelicki, 65, was found in his garage by his wife on Saturday. Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the death at this stage.

Petelicki formed the elite fighting unit - whose name means 'Lightning' in English - after the collapse of Communism in Poland.

The commando unit is currently being deployed against gangs of football thugs at this year's Euro 2012 tournament, where Poland are co-hosts.

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