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Magda Hassan
11-16-2008, 10:19 AM
http://en.rian.ru/world/20081115/118333303.html
MOSCOW - Abkhazian border guards killed one and
injured three "Georgian saboteurs" on Saturday in a
shootout in the Gali district of the rebel republic,
an Abkhazian presidential representative said on Ekho
Moskvy radio.

"At approximately 1 p.m. [10:00 GMT] a group of
Georgian saboteurs attempted to cross the border near
the village of Soberiya. They were noticed and there
was a skirmish as a result of which one of the
Georgians was killed and three were wounded," said
Ruslan Kishmariya, the Abkhazian president's
representative in the Gali district.

The shootout occurred when a border guard patrol came
across an armed group of six people, police spokesman
Lourens Kogoniya, adding that the Georgians fled back
across the de facto border to the undisputed part of
Georgia.

Kishmariya said the Abkhazian authorities were
strengthening the border with Georgia, which he
accused of continuing subversive activity.

"The Georgian special services have one goal - to find
out how Abkhazia is strengthening the border with
Georgia," he told RIA Novosti.

Abkhazia broke away from Georgia in the early 1990s
following the collapse of the Soviet Union in an armed
conflict that claimed thousands of lives.

Russia and Georgia fought a five-day war after Georgia
attacked another breakaway republic, South Ossetia, on
August 8. Moscow recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia
as independent states in late August. The majority of
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Paul Rigby
11-16-2008, 09:21 PM
http://en.rian.ru/world/20081115/118333303.html
MOSCOW - Abkhazian border guards killed one and
injured three "Georgian saboteurs" on Saturday in a
shootout in the Gali district of the rebel republic,
an Abkhazian presidential representative said on Ekho
Moskvy radio.

The CIA's Al-Qaeda, presumably? Guard your schools well, Abkhazians.

P.S. BBC reports mass invasion of Georgia by, er, fleeing Georgian special forces. Milliband is to address the Nation in short order. The Guardian has lined up columns by Peter Tatchell, ("Abkhazian homophobes cleanse historic Georgian villages"), David Clarke ("Putin the Monster"), Edward Lucas ("Why we must nuke Ivan now!"), and Simon Tisdall ("The Foreign Office has briefed me as follows..."). Vanessa Redgrave has chained herself to Boris Berezovsky.