Gunfire, explosions during Georgia special forces raid


TBILISI: Explosions and gunfire were heard in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Wednesday as armed counter-terrorist units raided a multi-storey apartment bloc on the outskirts of the city. Georgia’s state security service said that unspecified suspects opened fire on its counter-terrorist units that were conducting a special operation on the outskirts of Tbilisi. The terse statement did not provide further details. Rustavi-2 television station reported that at least one soldier was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. An Agence France-Presse reporter on the scene heard multiple explosions and heavy gunfire in an area cordoned off by police.



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