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Georgian foresters exploded on a mine near the border with South Ossetia

2012-06-04 15:07

In Georgia, near the border with South Ossetia, a mine exploded under a car with the foresters in it. This was reported by the Lenta.ru.

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The incident occurred in the morning of June 3. The explosion injured eight people. They were taken to the hospital. The resulting injuries were not life threatening. June 3, all the victims except one, were discharged from the hospital, the edition reported.

According to the Georgian Interior Ministry, the car blown up after it had ran over "an old mine left by the Russians".

However, according to the administration of the Georgian region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti (where the explosion occurred), two weeks ago, "the foresters passed along the same road, and no incidents have occurred". According to officials, the mine was set on the road recently.

Recall, the military conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia took place in August 2008, when the Georgian troops entered the capital of South Ossetia Tskhinval. After Russia had interferred in the conflict, protecting Russian citizens in the country, Georgian troops left the city, and South Ossetia and Abkhazia declared their independence.

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