Peacekeepers' posts in South Ossetia shelled, no casualties

The contingent of peacekeepers is continuing to fulfill its task at observation posts and checkpoints, Vladimir Ivanov, an aide of the commander of the peacekeeping forces (SSPM) for public relations said.

"Nobody was killed or wounded as a result of the shelling of peacekeepers' posts. A monitoring of the situation in the conflict zone is being conducted," Ivanov said.

According to Ivanov, Georgia opened fire from long-range 22mm to 52mm-caliber artillery from the district of the town of Guri at 23:36.

Georgian Grad multiple launch systems shelled the South Ossetian capital as well.

At present, shells are exploding in all the districts of the city.

Local doctors have said the whole Tskhinvali and its hospitals are without power supplies.

[Source: Itar Tass, Tskhinvali, 08Aug08]

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