Georgia Says its Armored Vehicle Blown Up

Three Georgian servicemen were injured after the South Ossetian militiamen blew up an infantry combat vehicle belonging to the Georgian peacekeeping battalion, the Interior Ministry said on August 7.

"The incident occurred in the village of Avnevi," Shota Utiashvili, the Georgian interior ministry spokesman told Civil.Ge. "The Georgian infantry combat vehicle was hit by the rocket propelled grenade fired by the South Ossetian separatist."

The South Ossetian secessionist authorities claimed on August 6 that their militias blown up the Georgian armored personnel carrier, but the report was denied both by Tbilisi and Russian peacekeeping forces.

[Source: Civil Georgia, Tbilisi, 07Aug08]

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