Two Georgians killed by landmine on South Ossetian border (Caucasus)

Moscow - Two Georgian soldiers were killed when a landmine exploded in a village near the border of the disputed region of South Ossetia, according to a statement by the Georgian Interior Ministry on Monday. Another nine people including a ten-year-old boy were injured in the blast at around 3 pm (1100 GMT), the ministry said


According to the statement, the soldiers were in the Georgian village of Pavali to inspect an Russian spy drone that the ministry said crashed in the border zone just hours earlier.

EU observers monitoring a fragile ceasefire in the border zones around Georgia's separatist region in the aftermath of its war with Georgia did not immediately comment on the incident, local media reported.

Von: 17.11.2008,

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