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One Mutineer Suspect Killed, Two Injured
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 21 May.'09 / 12:10

Interior Ministry has confirmed that Gia Krialashvili, one of the suspects into the Mukhrovani mutiny was killed and two other suspects injured in a shootout with the police last night.

In a brief statement the Interior Ministry said that Krialashvili was killed and Koba Otanadze and Levan Amiridze were wounded after “armed resistance” to the police.

All three men were identified by the Interior Ministry as organizers of reported mutiny in Mukhrovani military unit on May 5 with Koba Otanadze allegedly being a key mastermind.

Doctors said that Amiridze’s and Otanadze’s injuries were not life-threatening. Doctors also said that two injured men were hospitalized at 11pm local time on May 20.

First unconfirmed reports about shootout in Gldani district, suburb of Tbilisi, emerged after midnight. Details still remain sketchy.

All three men remained at large following the incident in Mukhrovani on May 5. The Interior Ministry offered GEL 50,000 as a reward for information about whereabouts of the suspects, but later increased bounty for the information about Otanadze’s whereabouts up to GEL 200,000 (about USD 121,000).

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