Friday, August 31, 2012

Georgia: Troops remain in border area with Russia after deadly clash

Georgian troops remain in an area close to the Russian border in the Kakheti region where, according to the officials, three servicemen and 11 suspected militants died in an armed clash on August 29.

The last time when the Interior Ministry provided update about the ongoing operation was late afternoon on Wednesday when it said that six remaining gunmen were “surrounded” by the Georgian troops.

Secretary of Georgian National Security Council, Giga Bokeria, said late on Wednesday that the remaining group of gunmen was “localized”.

Police pickups and trucks continued moving in and out of the area throughout the night.

The closest village to the area where the fighting broke out on Wednesday is Lapankuri in Telavi municipality about twenty kilometers from the Dagestan section of the Georgian-Russian border.

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