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Four killed, one wounded in shelling in Georgia conflict zone

Four civilians have been killed following the shelling of two automobiles in Georgia’s breakaway republic of Abkhazia during an ambush, the local interior minister said Wednesday. Otar Khetsiya said all four passengers of one of the cars were killed, including a seven-year-old girl. One passenger of the mini-van traveling behind was wounded. All the victims were local residents. “Several cases of submachine-guns and one machinegun have been found at the site,” Khetsiya said. Commenting on the incident, which occurred Wednesday morning in the Galsky district of Abkhazia, Valery Dzhaparidze, the commander of the Georgian peacekeepers in the conflict zone, said that forces opposing peace in the area stood behind the attack. Full Story

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