Georgia, Tbilisi, October 4 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian International Association of Military Journalists calls for the authority to give full information on the activity of the Georgian military contingent in Afghanistan and causes of death of the military, the number of injured and ensure journalists' contacts with them.
The government, in particular the Ministry of Defence, has not disseminated the information about the circumstances of the death of Georgian military in Afghanistan yet, the statement said.
"This silence causes various rumors and political speculation that the Georgian government hides the real facts of the case and information on the number of wounded.
The Association of Military Journalists expressed deep condolences over the death of Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan on Sept. 30.
The bodies of dead soldiers - Col. Ramaz Gogiashvili, Sergeant David Tsetskhladze, Corporal George Kolhitashvili and Corporal Nugzar Kalandadze have been already delivered to their homes. According to the official information, they stepped on a mine. These are not the first victims of the Georgian military contingent in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Mukhran Shukvani died and Corporal Alexander Gitolendiya was seriously wounded during a peacekeeping mission on September 5.