About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:22 - 5 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
One Dies, Four Injured in S.Ossetia Shootout
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 16 Jun.'08 / 10:59

One man was killed and four people injured in Tskhinvali as a result of an overnight shootout on June 14-15 between Georgian and South Ossetian forces.

The shootout, according to the secessionist South Ossetian authorities, started late on Saturday when the breakaway region’s capital, Tskhinvali, came under mortar fire from the Georgian-control villages of Ergneti and Nikozi in the conflict zone.

The breakaway region’s interior minister, Mikhail Mindzaev, said on Sunday that South Ossetian forces were responding to Georgian fire on the eastern and south-eastern outskirts of Tskhinvali at about 11:20pm local time on June 14.

He said that the exchange of fire, with several small intervals, lasted for about four hours.

The Russian news agency, RIA Novosti, quoting the commander of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces stationed in the conflict zone as saying that the shootout lasted for about an hour and a half.

A women and two young men were hospitalized with serious injures in the local Tskhinvali hospital and one of them died of injuries in the hospital later on June 15. Two other people were slightly wounded, the South Ossetian Press and Information Committee reported.

The Georgian side, however, has strongly denied firing the first shot, instead claiming its forces responded to a South Ossetian barrage of fire on three Georgian-controlled villages in the conflict zone – Ergneti, Nikozi and Prisi.

Georgian news agencies reported that no one was injured in the Georgian-controlled villages, but several houses were damaged.

In a separate incident a 14-year-old boy died as a result of injuries sustained in a mine explosion in a field close to the Georgian village of Ergneti earlier on June 14.

Latest News
05 May.'16 17:22
C.Bank Buys USD 20mln amid GEL Appreciation
It was NBG’s sixth intervention on the purchasing side since mid-March.
05 May.'16 15:23
MP Quits UNM Opposition Party
MP Vashadze criticized UNM for, as he put it, closed style of governance by a narrow circle of leaders.
05 May.'16 11:46
U.S. Army Abrams Tanks Shipped to Georgia for Joint Drills
This is the first time the U.S. army tank company takes part in drills in Georgia.
04 May.'16 21:10
Row Brewing Between GDDG MPs, President Over Supreme Court Nominations
President will not make “behind-the-scenes deals” over Supreme Court nominees, his adviser said.
03 May.'16 19:22
Georgia Votes Against Kosovo’s UEFA Membership
Kosovo became 55th member of UEFA after 28 of its members voted in favor.
03 May.'16 11:56
Geostat: Annual Inflation 3.2% in April
On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.6% in April, according to the state statistics office.
02 May.'16 19:23
PACE monitors to visit Georgia
Two co-rapporteurs from the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe will visit Tbilisi on May 3-5.
30 Apr.'16 13:48
UNM Lays Out Rules for Compiling Its Party List of MP Candidates
Party list will be drawn up “based on principles and not based on anyone’s desires,” UNM’s Bakradze said.
29 Apr.'16 16:56
Opera Singer and His Potential Political Party in IRI-Commissioned Poll
Burchuladze’s movement was not too far behind from GDDG and UNM in a poll fielded in March.
28 Apr.'16 18:42
Geostat Releases Final Results of 2014 Census
Final results also include data on ethnicity and religious beliefs of country’s 3.71 million people.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
37